Originally a commemoration of a famous play, Pins and Needles day has now also become a chance to partake in a quirky annual celebration of the sewing world. Our contribution to this is to highlight a recent laser scan we carried out of a Roman bone pin found at South Shields Roman Fort. The head at the decorated terminal is carved in the style of a native British male. The pin is thought to date to the 2nd or 3rd century. The pin was scanned as part of a collaboration with Newcastle University. To see more info and an animated video see our Roman artefact scans blog.
By John McCarthy, Project Manager