Previous owner: Previously owned by
Date Made/Found: 2500-900 BC
, British, 1821 - 1861
Thomas William Bateman
, 1852 - 1895
Material and Medium: Bone
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J93.419
Bone pin from Galley Low barrow, Derbyshire.
The dating of this object is difficult. Thomas Bateman thought it was Anglo-Saxon because he found Anglo-Saxon objects nearby. However, this is probably a prehistoric object. It is very simple in shape and form for a rich Anglo-Saxon burial. The Anglo-Saxons were more likely to use metal for pins. Today, archaeologists believe this object is probably from one of the Bronze Age burials in this barrow.
The barrow contained burials of many different dates, like many barrows in the Peak District. When these burials have been disturbed it can be difficult to date objects found with them.