MHG60615 - Pin - Foynsfield, Nairn


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An unusual, notably short pin (L 68mm) with the head split to form two out-turned coils was found during metal detecting and claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 18/17). It has been suggested it may be early medieval, but the out-turning of the coil is atypical and it is likely to be more recent. <1>

Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a Cu alloy sheet rolled into point, ends folded over to create two loops at head. Seam running from head to point. 68mm x 4.4mm (15.5mm head width). Possible pin. <2>

The pin is on display at Nairn Museum. <3>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR for the pin is held by Treasure Trove. GW 23/07/20

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 8900 5400 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85SE
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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