Medieval Pins and Fasteners for sale

In the 12th century medieval pins became very thin and delicate in their construction. This was because they were made from drawn wire, with the head manufactured separately. The medieval pin head in turn then became smaller and plainer. As a result not many have survived today for sale as artefacts because they are not durable in the ground. In the medieval period smaller lighter pins would have been popularly used to fasten ladies veils or silk garments. Although scarce, we normally have a few of these medieval artifacts available for sale on this page.

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Medieval 'Ecclesiastical' Open-Work Pin 011007

Large Medieval 'Ecclesiastical' Open-Work Hair Pin
Copper alloy, 9.56 grams, 104.97 mm. Circa 15th century AD. A large hair or clothing pin with an open-work design often seen on ecclesiastical mounts of the period that consists of a cylindrical shape body with diamond shaped openings and pellet terminals. Ref: for similar styles see Benet’s Artefacts of England & the United Kingdom, page 407. A scarce example in very fine condition. Found Suffolk.
£165.00

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Medieval 'Ecclesiastical' Open-Work Pin 011007
Medieval 'Incised Decorated' Silver Mount 012734

Medieval 'Incised Decorated' Silver Mount
Silver, 5.37 grams, 31.23 mm. Circa 14th century AD. Of cast form with lightly incised decoration and much gilding. The reverse shows two small rivets where this mount was originally affixed to a backplate; possibly forming an ornate dress fastener or similar item. Extremely fine condition.
£90.00

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Medieval 'Incised Decorated' Silver Mount 012734


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