PAS Finds: two weeks ended 25 March 2022
My selection of the finds recorded at the PAS in the two weeks to 25 March 2022
Anglo-Saxon pin head
This is thought to be the disc from a disc headed pin, dating to AD 720 – 800. It has been designated a Find of Note: Regional importance. The fashion in the late eight century was for showy dress pins, linked together in sets of two or three. The most spectacular example of is a linked triple pin set from the river Witham, Lincolnshire.
The Witham pins were found during the dry summer of 1826 when works to improve the navigation of the river Witham were being undertaken.