MHG60591 - Pin - Stain, South Keiss


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A late Iron Age zoomorphic-headed pin was during metal detecting near Stain. The head comprises a flat disc with a lip moulding leading onto the shank. The shaft is D-sectioned at the top, gradually becoming round as it tapers. Its upper part is decorated with three groups of concentric lines bounding two blanks crossed by a single diagonal line; this was probably incised after casting. The pin has seen heavy use, as the decoration is worn. A bend at 107mm may stem from use, as there is stress cracking; the tip has been lost. Surviving length 185mm; head width 8mm, height 6mm.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 37/12), allocated to Dunbeath Heritage Trust. <1>

Dated to 2nd-4th Centuries AD. See attached Treasure Trove Artefact Report for photo. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full grid reference for the object is held by Treasure Trove. GW 03/07/20

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred ND 3400 6000 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • PIN (Late Iron Age - 2 AD to 560 AD)

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