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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Shroud Fasteners, Whithorn

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Bronze pins with wire-wrapped heads. these were found during the excavation of part of the medieval graveyard around Whithorn Priory and Cathedral, dating from 1250 - 1400AD. They were used to pin together the burial shrouds in which the body was wrapped.

Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Source:
The Whithorn Trust


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