Anglo-Saxon 'Polygonal Head' Hipped Pin 019513

Anglo-Saxon 'Polygonal Head' Hipped Pin 019513
Anglo-Saxon 'Polygonal Head' Hipped Pin
Copper-alloy, 5.65 grams, 73.29 mm. 5th-8th century AD. A cast dress pin with a square-section head moulded as a series of facetted blocks. The shaft of the pin has a slight bulb or 'hip' to prevent it falling out of the cloth it secured, a feature of many early Anglo-Saxon garment pins. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, item 31.7, 31.11. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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