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Date Made/Found: 1700-1855
Material and Medium: Copper Alloy
Dimensions: 24mm x 2mm
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 2005.108.2.6274
Sheffield Cathedral was used for burials from the 1500s to 1855. In recent years changes to the Cathedral buildings have meant archaeological investigations have taken place in the graveyard. The 2005 and 2006 excavations found a number of human remains that would be impacted by the foundations of a new building. The human remains were studied to help understand life at the time. The remains were then reburied.

This wire-wrapped shroud pin and the bone button associated with the same burial imply that the body was both clothed and wrapped in a shroud. The wire wrapping creates a small touch of decoration to a very utilitarian object.
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