ROMAN HAIRPIN

Description of Object:

Described as a copper Ladies hairpin, highly decorated on one side only, with what looks like a sword handle.

Discussion:

Hairpins can be very simple but there are really good examples out there of all manner of designs

Date of Object:

Date unknown; considered to be late Roman.

Find-spot:

Collector B L Vawdrey does not state where the hairpin was found but a large proportion of objects similar to this were known to have been found in Kinderton, Middlewich where he was once resident.

Dimensions:

6cm x 1.2cm at its widest

Location:

Held in a private collection belonging to Peter Moore-Dutton of Tushingham

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