A good book on ring headed pins to read see Fanning, T. Viking Age Ringed Pins from Dublin, Dublin, 1994
A complete viking bronze ring headed pin with long slender body that flattens out slightly near the base before it tapers to the point.
Circa 9th century AD. North Yorkshire. 130 mm long.
Ring headed pins are extremely rare finds from England, especially when in complete working conditioread see just as it was used" shape.