Record Details

NHER Number:28779
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:17th century silver head-dress pin


In 1991 a silver head-dress pin, dating to the first quarter 17th century was found by a member of the public while gardening. The pin has a 'scoop' terminal, and a pierced hole for a pendant. There are two fields of engraved foliage above and below a rectangular slot, and an engraved flower on the stalk below on one face. The initials A.C., lightly dotted, are engraved on the pin, and it is in general very nicely decorated.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2199 8978
Map Sheet:TM28NW

Full description

Old Barn Garden, Hall Lane.

1991. Found while gardening. [1]
Silver head-dress pin, first quarter 17th century; 'scoop' terminal, pierced hole for pendant; two fields of engraved foliage above and below rectangular slot, and engraved flower on stalk below on one face, and leaf or stalk on other with initials A.C. lightly dotted. Engraved lines between fields continue on both sides of pin. Very nicely decorated.
Polaroid NCM, copy in file (S1).
S. Margeson (NCM), 19 November 1991.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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