Picardy pin

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Style of bronze pin common in northern France and southern England during the Ornament Horizon of the middle Bronze Age. Picardy pins are distinctive in having a tapering shaft that is considerably thickened at the head end, a swollen neck, and an elaborated domed or mushroom‐shaped head. They often have some incised decoration near the head and may be pierced through the swollen neck.

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