Ring-headed pin

Ring-headed pins were used to secure cloaks.  They are common on Irish and Viking sites dating from the ninth to the eleventh centuries.  This particular pin with its rectangular head may be an early example, perhaps ninth century.   Corroded ring-headed pin (ring absent).  The shank of the pin has a circulasr section.  The head is rectangular but expands slightly by the perforation.  There is possibly some decoration (incised lines) below the perforation.
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length 72mm
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copper alloy
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WIWMS 2004.8
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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