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Record ID: DOR-83A75C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A shortcross penny of King John (1199 - 1216) dating to 1207 - 1210. Class 5c. Minted by Hve in Canterbury. Date: Medieval Reference: North Volume 1, No. 971 Diameter: 18.21 mm Weight: 1.41 g Die axis:11
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Henstridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-9277CB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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One sherd of unglazed earthernware pottery jar. A body sherd. Reduced pale grey core with oxidised red and orange margins. Frequent rounded quatrz sand temper and voids. Heavily abraded. Handmade.Date: Medieval c. 1200 - 1400Weight: 8.5g
Created on: Friday 2nd March 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-9261E3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy cooking vessel. A piece from the rim of a cauldron or skillet. A pointed rim with internal bead. The exterior of the vessel is scored and sooted.Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1200 - 1650Dimensions: 42.39 mm x 39.76 mm x 5.22 mmWeight: 34.80 g
Created on: Friday 2nd March 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-E7C843
Object type: TUMBREL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy trebuchet or tumbrel-type folding coin balance, Approximately half of the tumbrel survives, consisting of half of the vertical casing and half of the balance arm. Part of the hinge mechanism survives. The other side of the balance arm has been broken off. The arm is attached to the rectangular casing, articulating around a transverse axis bar across a retangular aperture in the frame. The casing is a tapering rectangular bar, flattened and thinned at one end and terminating in a point, probably for fixing it to a flat surface. The other end is hollowed on th…
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D9B137
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A penny of Edward I (1272 - 1307) dating to 1282 - 1283. Class 4a. Minted in Canterbury Reference: North Volume 2, No. 1023 Date: Medieval Diameter:18.71 mm Weight: 1.03 g Die axis: 11
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-D93BFA
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A two part lead cloth seal. Two circular discs joined by a central integral rivet and a narrow strip at one edge. On face is undecorated and the other bears a raised design of an open crown over a rose. Date: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1550 Dimensions: 23.60 mm x 26.50 mm x 4.70 mm Weight: 12.93 Similar to an example from Essex recorded in Egan, G 1994, Lead Cloth Seals and Related Items in the British Museum, p. 26, No. 14 & p. 161, plate 11
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-0A8D06
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of strap end or buckle plate. A rectangular copper alloy plate. The front of the plate is decorated with an incised line desighn of a plant with curving stems, leaves and buds. There is rocker-arm infill around the plant elements. There ia a single circular rivet hole in one corner. There is a clears break at one side and some edge damage at the opposite edge, The other edges appear complete with one long edge being angles. The rear is undecorated. Date: Medieval - c. 1250 - 1400 Dimensions: 28.10 mm x 21.22 mm x 0.94 mm Weight: 2.79 g
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: DOR-B7FAE3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy buckle with integral plate. The buckle frame is trapeziodal with vertical inner edges and a triangular cross section (pointed at the outer edge. The frame is decorates with transverse grooves arount three sides. At the fouurth side projects the integral plate. The plate is narrowed from the frame, slightly tapering and rectangular in cross section. The edgeds a slightly chamfered. Behind the frame is a central circular attachment hole. Towards the opposite end is another circular attachment hole filled with iron corrosion product and flanked by a short rounded projectio…
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-08B04B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A copper alloy buckle with separate psheet matal plate. A single looped oval buckle frame with a pointed lip and an offset and narrowed bar. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The rear of the frame is flat and covered in file marks. The point on the outer edge is notched. Attached to the bar is a sheet metal buckle plate. The plate is of equal length front and rear and has a central rectangular aperture where it folds over the bar of the buckle to allow for the attachment of the pin. The plate has a single central attachment hole in the centre of the lower edge on each side. The …
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-CDBF75
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy pointed oval seal matrix. The base of the matrix is missing. At the rear is a central longitudinal ridge.The inscription is unclear apart from the first word, SIGILLVM, meaning seal of. The central design is of the Virgin Mary standing, holding the infant Jesus with a kneeling supplicant in front. Date: Medieval - c. 1300 - 1400 Dimensions: 41.50 mm x 31.30 mm x 7.15 mm Weight: 25.56 g Possible inscription: SIGILLVM --- CO--- D---SENTS
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-CD5FD6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy annular brooch with constriction for the pin and two knops, one a canted collett containing white material, the other an elongated oval in form with a central groove and incised transverse lines, perhaps intended to represent a feather or a leaf. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The pin is missing. The collett may have held a glass or other stone (the white material is possible a remnant of a paste used to secure it). Date: Medieval -c.1270 - 1350 Dimensions: 30.47mm x 18.41mm x 2.10mm Weight: 2.42g See Egan, G & Pritchard, F 1991 Dress Accessorie…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC6749
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy coin weight. A circular, uniface weight for the florin (a gold denomination). The front face of the weight is stamped with an elaborate fleur de lys in a pellet border. Such weights were used to check that coins offered in payment or for exchange were the proper weight. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1350 - 1550 See P and B R Withers, 1995, "Lions, Ships and Angels", p. 33 Dimensions: 14.04 mm (diameter) x 3.04 mm (thickness) Weight: 3.29 g
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC5406
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy coin weight. A circular, uniface weight for the half Ryal (a gold denomination). The front face of the weight is stamped with a ship with a rose on the hull (indicating that this is for the Ryal), with the king standing holding a shield.The image is similar to that which appears on the actual coin. Such weights were used to check that coins offered in payment or for exchange were the proper weight. Date: Late medieval - c. 1464 - 1470 See P and B R Withers, 1995, "Lions, Ships and Angels", p. 19 Dimensions: 14.04 mm (diameter) x 3.01 mm (thickness) Weight: 3.55 g
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC292E
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy coin weight. A circular, uniface weight for the Ryal (a gold denomination). The front face of the weight is stamped with a ship with a rose on the hull (indicating that this is for the Ryal), with the king standing holding a shield.The image is similar to that which appears on the actual coin. Such weights were used to check that coins offered in payment or for exchange were the proper weight. Date: Late medieval to Early Post Medieval - c. 1464 - 1526 See P and B R Withers, 1995, "Lions, Ships and Angels", p. 19 Dimensions: 17.02 mm (diameter) x 4.42 mm (thickness)…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CBD17A
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy harness pendant suspension mount in the form of an eagle displayed. The eagles's wings are spread and its beaked head is turned to the left. There are two circular attachment holes, one in each wing. The right one is filled with soil or corrosion and the left retains a dome-headed, circular sectioned copper alloy rivet. The feet are not taloned and the legs flank a straight tail. The feathers of the body are indicated by raised pellets and those of the wings by vertical grooves. Below the feet project two pierced lugs set at right angles. These both contain iron corrosi…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BB25F8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver penny of Edward I (1270 - 1307) dating to 1300. The coin is bent and the portrait illegible. Mint of London. Class 9b Reference: North Volume II, No. 1037/1 Date: Medieval - c. 1272 - 1377 Diameter: 16.90 mm Weight: 0.92 g Die axis: 1
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-217148
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A double patard of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Flandes and Linburg dating to 1467 - 1477. Date: Medieval Diameter: 24.59 mm Weight: 2.41 g Die axis: 7 See database record LIN-6ABE70 for a similar coin
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-20F288
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Halfpenny of Edward IV (first reign 1461 - 1470). Light coinage. Mint of London Date Medieval Diameter: 12.15 mm Weight: 0.36 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-0C049B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy seal matrix. A pedestal type with an oval face and a tapering hexagonal handle. The end of the handle is broken, but appears to have terminated in a suspension loop with a transverse ridged collar below it. The face of the matrix has a Lombardic inscription around the outer edge, some of which is missing due to damage. The design in the centre is a deeply cut Gothic style ecclesiastical buliding with a central spire and three pointed arches, possibly representing the chapter house at York Minster. In the fireld either side of the central design is shallow in…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5241FE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy buckle plate. A single sheet metal plate remains. There are two tabs with a notch between them at one end where the plate was folded over the missing buckle and joined to the missing back plate. There are two circular attachment holes set on the long centre axis of the plate. The front of the plate is decorated with a transverse line parallel to each long side with zig-zag rocker arm decoration infilling to the edge of the plate. There are traces of a black coating on partes of the surfaces Date: Medieval c. 1300 - 1500 Dimensions: 29.98 mm x 11.48 mm
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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