Gold pin head terminal update

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Reiver
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For those of you guys ( and gals) who can remember (or even interested) I had a couple of decent finds back in May of this year.
A gold pin head terminal and a gold pendant/brooch.

So as promised, I said I would give you an update as soon as I had any news.
So after several gentle nudges ,my FLOhas sent me a draft copy of the specialist report for the Coroner, which dates the terminal to the early Medieval period, c.AD800 -1000.
Which I am over the moon about, although it has to be stressed this is a draft copy and things could change yet.

The gold pendant/ brooch is another matter altogether. Nobody seems to be quite sure of a date, but the general consensus of opinion seems to be that it is Post Medieval ( Tudor).
Which was my initial thoughts on age. But when you consider that the two finds were only 4m apart it does seem strange to have such an age difference. My FLO would like to have the gold tested to see the makeup, but whether this will happen I don't know.
So as regards a report being written for the pendant it could be a while yet.

But getting a date of Saxon gold on the pin head I am very pleased, as this was always a bucket lister for me. What a Christmas present !!!

So that's my update for now, as and when I have any further news I will keep you posted.

Have a great Christmas and New year everyone,
Cheers,
Reiver
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sadly I don't suppose it will be a Christmas present as they are likely to want to keep it aren't they?
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Still as beautiful as the first time you posted. :thumbsup:
I still believe the brooch is pre-Tudor… regardless, special finds indeed :clapping: :clapping:
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Great news, and thanks for the update :thumbsup:
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Two great finds,especially that brooch which is fantastic and my guess would be earlier than Tudor too.👍👍👍
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HolzHammer wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:03 pm sadly I don't suppose it will be a Christmas present as they are likely to want to keep it aren't they?
I think you could be right Alexander, not gone to Coroners court yet , but will let you know if and when declared Treasure.
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:09 pm Still as beautiful as the first time you posted. :thumbsup:
I still believe the brooch is pre-Tudor… regardless, special finds indeed :clapping: :clapping:
Thanks Shaggy , time will tell. :thumbsup:
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Thanks for the update Reiver.
I hadn’t forgotten as these were such stunning finds.
Good luck and keep searching.
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Lovely finds :thumbsup:
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Glad they moved pretty quickly (my Treasure items (all disclaimed) have all been 2 years :thumbdown: ) and even better than they agreed the terminal/ pin head was Saxon.

Can’t believe the brooch is post medieval. Either two very unlucky soles happened to loose valuable gold items within a few feet of each other 700 ish years apart or the experts need a rethink on their initial dating. Either way though getting a report on the finds is exciting.
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These are dream finds - whatever the dates they will always be very special.

It wouldn't be so surprising if the person who owned the pendant could afford, or had passed down, earlier items. Or, they were stolen from an early collection. Just think, if someone nicked your collection and lost some bits while heading across fields there would be a trail of items covering centuries :D
I remember when Reiver first posted the pendant and two people I know, from very different specialities, thought it Tudor at the earliest. It's going to be a tough one to call.

Tudor or not, it's still a nice find.
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:12 pm
Can’t believe the brooch is post medieval. Either two very unlucky soles happened to loose valuable gold items within a few feet of each other 700 ish years apart or the experts need a rethink on their initial dating. Either way though getting a report on the finds is exciting.
It does seem quite coincidental but we'll never know their story of how they came to be there like anything else. Maybe analysis of the gold will give further clues? The pendant does look very Tudor though?
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