Figurative Animal Pin Heads, Staunch Meadow, Brandon

All the pins date to the 8th-9th Century AD. Some of the depictions on these pins are so abstract that the animal they represent remains a bit of a mystery. Found at the Anglo-Saxon monastic site at Staunch Meadow, Brandon, the three pins (Sf 2161, Sf 2163 and Sf 2297) have flat heads decorated withContinue reading “Figurative Animal Pin Heads, Staunch Meadow, Brandon”

Bronze Age ‘Picardy’ type pin, Freckenham

A complete cast copper-alloy Picardy type pin dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1400-1250 BC. One of the finest examples known and the third example found in Suffolk. The pin has a characteristic cup-shaped head, which may at one point have held an insert of perhaps amber or jet, and has a swollen neck withContinue reading “Bronze Age ‘Picardy’ type pin, Freckenham”