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Record ID: DOR-E4071A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 60 BC to AD 20 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian ) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Diameter: 19.27 mm Weight: 4.73 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: DOR-E3E325
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver quarter stater of the British Iron Age. South West uninscribed (Durotrigian) geometric type. dating to c. 50-1 BC References: Hobbs, cf. No. 2734-47; Rudd ABC 2208 Diameter: 11.21 mm Weight: 1.07 g
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
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Record ID: DOR-66340C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete base silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 50 BC to AD 20 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian ) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Diameter: 15.80 mm Weight: 1.63 g
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-6623E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 60 BC to AD 20 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian ) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Diameter: 19.20 mm Weight: 4.34 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-D8935E
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cosmetic mortar. An end-looped type with a knobbed terminal. The loop is incomplete. The elliptical bow is wider at the looped end, tapering and curving up to the pointed knop at the terminal. It is hollowed on the upper face and angled at the lower giving it a pointed-vacked C-shaped cross section. There is slightly diagonal groove and ridge decoration on both sides at the looped end, running from the lower to upper faces. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c 100 BC to AD 200 Dimensions: 50.14 mm x 13.56 mm x 6.61 mm Weight: 9.49 g
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-B7C651
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy Langton Down brooch. The short wings are complete, open to the the rear and at either end. The wings are filled with the fused remnants of the copper alloy spring for the missing pin.There is a copper alloy axis bar visible at the ends of the wings. The head of the bow is arched upwards from the wings, curving downwards and tapering towards the break. The bow is decorated with moulded longitudinal ridges. It is oval in cross section. Date: Iron Age to Roman - AD 25 - 60. Dimensions: 29.68 mm x 15.06 mm x 13.27 mm Weight: 9.53 g
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-E179D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 60 BC to AD 20 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian ) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Diameter: 18.68 mm Weight: 3.89 g Die axis: 2
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-21AC7E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy strip bow brooch. A section of the flat, tapering bow only remaining. The bow is decorated with several longitudinal grooves and ridges. The rear is undecorated. The brooch has a flat cross section.. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 25 - 50 Dimensions: 37.65 mm x 7.16 mm x 1.20 mm Weight: 1.50 g
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-54D2DB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn but complete cast copper-alloy strap junction dating to the period. It comprises three conjoined loops arranged in a triangular shape.Set centrally between the two upper loops and above the bottom loop is a highly stylised, elongated human head. The head is convex with hollow reverse and crudely rendered,with a brow and nose ridge, slight indentations for the eyes and a small line for the mouth. It is oval in outline. he loops are D shaped in cross section and of similar diameters (approximately 10 mm). Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman c. 100 BC to AD 100 Dimensions: 30.16 …
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B8C215
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch. A Colchester one-piece type. The bow, wings and coils of the integral pin only remaining. At the head are two small, flat wings. Drawn from the rear of the head are the coils of the integral sprung pin mechanism (half of which is broken off but present). There are four and a half coils on the side still attached to the brooch. The broken element has three coils and extends into the remnant of the pin. Also extending from the rear of the centre of the head is a tapered forward hook which probably housed the missing chord of the pin mechanism. Ther…
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B856D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver quarter stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western (Durotrigian) uninscribed stater. Geometric design on the reverse. Reference: Hobbs cf. no 2749 Date: Late Iron Age- circa 50BC - AD 10 Diameter: 10.68 mm Weight: 1.08 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-884623
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Nauheim-Derivative brooch. A one-piece brooch with an integral sprung pin mechanism. Part of the pin is missing. The leaf-shaped bow tapers to a pointed foot and is decorated with a double band of stamped rectangles along the mid line. The bow has a flat rectangular cross section. Behind the foot is the remnant of the hooked catchplate. At the back of the head, the spring has been drawn from the bow into the remaining three and a part coils with the chord passing below them. The shank of the pin and the remainder of the fourth coil are missing. Date: Late I…
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6AB90E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold stater of the British Iron Age, South-Eastern type (Atrebates). A complex wreath with two hidden faces on the obverse and a triple tailed horse with a wheel on the reverse. The coin is dished. Date: Late Iron Age - 60 - 50 BC References: BMC 445 - 554, ABC 485, VA 210 - 215 Diameter: 19.13 mm Weight: 5.35 g
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-C14A55
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy knobbed terret. The terret is oval with and oval cross section around the ring. At one side there is s flatter sectioned bar with a slight knop at each end where the terret as attached to a horse harness, Around the ring are three domed oval knobs, each decorated with three parallel moulded grooves. There is a knob at either end of the long axis of the oval ring and one at the mid point. The long axes of the knobs are set parallel to the ring as are the grooves. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. 100 BC to 150 AD Dimensions: 54.5 mm x 37.3 mm x 11.1 mm Weight: 2…
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B990A9
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable fragment of a miniature skirted terret. It comprises two integrally cast loops; the lower one small and semi-circular and the upper larger and almost circular. Both loops have a D-shaped cross section. Between the two is a remnant of integrally cast "skirt", all that remains is a bar across the junction of the two loops, projecting outward slightly all the way around. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman c 100 BC - AD 200 Dimensions: 19.3 mm x 14.2 mm x 7.1 mm Weight: 4.25 g
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 22nd May 2017
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Record ID: DOR-9A3661
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of Black Burnished ware 1. Poole/Wareham fabric. Reduced dark grey with slight orange oxidisation at the margins. Abundant rounded quartz sand temper. A rim sherd from a jar with in-turned rim (Wessex Archaeology Type 6). There is an incised groove externally below the rim and the remnant of an "eyebrow" motif on the shoulder. Handmade. Abraded. Date: Late Iron to Early Roman - c. 100 BC to AD 100 Weight: 25.4 g See Davies, S and Seagar-Smith, R, 1993, Black Burnished Ware Type Series - The Roman Pottery from Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester, Dorset Dorchester : D…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: DOR-FC59C9
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
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An incomplete copper alloy miniature socketed axe or gouge. There is a conical socket at the butt with a break at one side. The body the narrows into an oval cross section before flaring slightly and flattening into the curved "cutting-edge" at the other end. At the socket end is a small projection, probably the remnant of a suspension loop. Date:Iron Age to Roman - c. 800 BC to AD 410 Dimensions: 20.56 mm x 6.62 mm x 7.33 mm Weight: 2.81 g Miniature axes are generally thought to date from the Iron Age to Roman periods - see database record WILT-FFCDDF
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2016
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Record ID: DOR-CA6972
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy handle from a toilet knife. The handle is three-dimensional and depicts what is probably a mythical creature. The top of the head is rounded and extends into a long muzzle. The beak-like mouth is flared open and there is a small curving projection protruding from between the lips, possibly a tongue. The sides of the head are flat and each has a protruding "eye" formed of a raised ring of copper alloy with a recess in the centre. One of the recesses contains traces of possible enamel or paste for the attachment of a glass setting (the database example cited below retaine…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: DOR-5A9157
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to 50 BC to 50 AD. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age Diameter: 18.97 mm Weight: 2.92 g
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th February 2016
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Record ID: DOR-59AB84
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to 50 BC to 50 AD. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age Diameter: 18.52 mm Weight: 3.38 g
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th February 2016
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