Linch pin terminal

This piece of bronze would have been used to help secure a chariot wheel to the vehicle’s axle; it is the equivalent of a car’s wheel nut. Originally it would have been decorated with brightly coloured enamel. See 234/2003 for a complete replica.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Hockin, Terence, Mr
metalcopper alloy
Common Name
linch pin terminal
Simple Name
linch pin
Period Classification
Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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linch pin terminal