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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Two club-headed stick pins

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Two club-headed stick pins. The longer one is probably for fastening a cloak, the smaller perhaps for pinning a wimple (headdress).

 

Parallels from Dublin show that these are late in the sequence of stick pins, and probably date from the 12th - 13th centuries.

Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH043