Find Spot record MLI81499 - Linch Pins and Terret Ring, Tattershall Thorpe


A pair of linch pins and a terret ring from Tattershall Thorpe.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 100 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two pairs of linch pin terminals were found in Tattershall Thorpe. They were purchased by the City and County Museum in 1992. They are made of copper alloy, and are decorated. Both upper and lower terminals are socketed, presumably for the attachment of iron shanks. The pins belong to a well-known type represented in the Arras Culture of East Yorkshire by a plain example from King's Barrow at Arras. The closest decorated parallels have been found at Kirkburn, East Yorkshire, where the terminals and iron shanks survive intact. Decorated examples are also known from southern England, and were manufactured at Gussage All Saints. {1}{2} An Iron Age terret ring was found at the same site and seen at an open day at the museum in April 2012. {3}

Sources/Archives (3)

  •  Article in Serial: Owen, J.. 1993. 'Iron Age Linch Pins from Tattershall Thorpe' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.28, pp.68-9.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LCNCC 23.92.
  •  Verbal Communication: Mark Bennet. 2012. Information from Mark Bennet. 11/06/2012.



Grid reference TF 207 603 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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