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Record ID: DOR-933A76
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Iron Age stater of the Durotriges dating to the period c. 58 BC - AD 43. Cranbourne Chase type. Cf. ABC. pp. 110. no. 2157.
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Sunday 14th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1053
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Contemporary copy of a South Western uninscribed stater.
Created on: Monday 9th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET SIXPENNY HANDLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR190
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Single piece brooch. Very narrow bow. The bow is leaf shaped, tapering to a pointed foot. Small catchplate remains. The bow is decorated with an incised central line with diagonal lines either side at the top end of the bow. The spring is of round sectioned wire, two coils remaining on the left side and broken off at the end of the chord.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET OWERMOIGNE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1357
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy terret ring. D-sectioned copper alloy loop. Sub-circular with two rounded projections flanking a constriction at one side. Sally Worrell writes: Although this record has no image and a limited description, and therefore appears to be of little use, it has been retained on the database in the hope that it will be of use to someone.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET PIDDLEHINTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-4BCF01
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a possible hinged copper-alloy bracelet, brooch or other item of personal adornment of Roman date. This is a tapering, D-sectioned, cast fragment with a narrowed, pierced tang at the wider/proximal end. It is broken at the distal end. The object is curved with a convex front. There is a small triangle of blue enamel inset on the mid line of the main body of the object, towards the distal end. The point of the triangle is towards the distal end. The back is undecorated. The tang projects from the middle of the wide end of the object in the same plane as the main body. The s…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2017
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E7A976
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of black burnished ware. Reduced grey core with patchily oxidised surfaces. Abundant rounded quartz sand temper. There is decoration on the exterior in the form of numerous randomly spaced, circular, shallow, cupped indentations. Thick walled body sherd. Heavily abraded. Identified as possibly Late Iron Age pottery by Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology. Handmade. 1st century BC to mid 1st century AD.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E7C7F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of earthenware. Reduced blak fabric with redddish brown oxidised exterior surface. Frequent fine sand and hgrog temper. Very thick walled body sherd, probably from a storage vessel. Heavily abraded. Identified as Mid to Late Iron Age pottery by Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology. Handmade. 3rd to 1st centuries BC.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B54827
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Plate brooch. 'Wheel'brooch. Fragment of narrow, circular felloe or outer frame. There is a central lozenge plate with a short spoke from each point, four in total, to the felloe. There is a small lug on the outer edge of the felloe at each spoke. Only one spoke remains. The central plate has an incised circle. Inside this is a concentric band of dots, inside which is the stub of a central boss. The back is flat and undecorated with a small catchplate behind the spoke.
Created on: Friday 7th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-534FA7
Object type: ARMLET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two conjoining pieces of copper alloy, D-sectioned bracelet. The outer surface has moulded decoration consisting of two groups of three regularly spaced convex projections (two smaller flanking one larger) each flanked by a raised transverse rib and separated by a deep groove. The two groups would have been on opposite sides of the now bent bracelet. One side is considerably more worn than the other. Its dimensions are: 146.59mm x 13.57mm x 5.93mm
Created on: Thursday 7th October 2004
Last updated: Sunday 15th January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-44BA83
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age, siver stater. South Western uninscibed type (Durotriges). It has a good silver content and the detail is well preserved. It is very slightly dished (concave reverse).It's dimensions are: 18.27mm (max diameter)2.98mm (max thickness),weight 5.14g. Reference: Hobbs Nos 2536-2546, especially 2543
Created on: Tuesday 31st August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-505E27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Bow brooch. Le Tene I type. Two piece brooch. Pin broken off and absent. At the head is the coil of the sprung pin around an integral axis bar. The bow is arched and thickened from the head. It tapers to a flattened catchplate at the foot. From this it continues into a back-curved bar with a bulbous, oval terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinton Martell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-994466
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete uninscribed silver or base silver stater of South-Western type attributed to the Durotriges, dating from c. 50-20 BC. The coin has a large irregular and thin flan and there is copper alloy corrosion on the surface.
Created on: Tuesday 30th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: DOR-9987B3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Base silver Iron Age coin. South western uninscribed stater.
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2C9B63
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver stater. South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. Base silver.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Rushton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1FEE46
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Half of a silvered cast copper alloy miniature snaffle bit of probable late Iron Age to early Roman date. The miniature bit measures 35.4mm by 27.8mm by 6.6mm and weighs 4.8g. It is broadly cross-shaped, with a small jump ring in a different cooper alloy which links to a perpendicular loop at the end of the shortest arm of the cross. At the opposite end there is a another slightly larger perpendicular loop. This would have linked with the other half of the bit, which would have been identical with the exception of the orientation of the corresponding loop. The terminals of the other tw…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-6C0200
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a sectional copper alloy bracelet. The object has a shallow curve in plan. It has a rounded triangular section with the apex forming the outer surface. At one end there is a circular recess and at the other is a short, circular sectioned projection. The recess and projection form a type mortice and tenon attachment seen on hinged collars of Iron Age date (see Jope E.M. 2000 Early Celtic Art in the British Isles Clarendon Press Oxford, p. 239 - 240). The exterior of the bracelet is decorated with a girthridge flanked by a girth line, a row of dots and another girth line on …
Created on: Saturday 16th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-ADF1B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
British Iron Age silver stater; uninscribed South-Western pale silver; South-Western (Durotriges) BM2525 ff. Possibly a contemporary copy.
Created on: Thursday 7th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Sturminster Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0FDE32
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy La Tene type I brooch of Iron Age date. The surviving portion of the one-piece brooch measures 38.6mm by 6.6mm by 6mm and weighs 10.8g. It comprises the bow and one twist of the spring. The pin, catchplate and terminal are missing. The bow has a circular cross-section. Several similar brooches are illustrated in Hattatt's 'Visual Catalogue' (e.g. nos. 724 and 725 on p. 288, both of which are from Britain but are not more precisely provenanced).
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-DA4442
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
British Iron Age silver quarter stater; uninscribed South Western (Durotriges) BM 2751/VA 1249,1260
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Purbeck', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-DA8523
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
British Iron Age copper alloy stater; uninscribed South Western (Durotriges) VA 1290 / BM 2816
Created on: Tuesday 4th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Purbeck', grid reference and parish protected.


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