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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

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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 x 0.6…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-58B56E
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy strap fitting. A purse hanger. The object comprises a large hook extending into a rectangular frame with two apertures. The hook has a backward projecting zoomorphic terminal at the top of the arm. This is in the form of a heavily stylised beast head with recessed muzle and an open, beak-like mouth. Below this and extending down at a right-angle is a recessed recangular section. This is decorated with two areas of obtuse angled cross hatched decoration separated buy an unceorated diagonal band. At the end of this, on the insideof the curvrving hook, is an oval, …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A7E7D
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A incomplete cast copper-alloy quillon dagger guard. It resembles a small pick-axe in form and has a central sub-rectangular body, with large, irregular rectangular aperture through which the dagger tang would pass, with one surviving arm, the other is broken and missing. The remaining arm is narrowed from the central block and has a rectangular cross section. It flares to a squared-off terminal. The arm is decorated with a pair of angled incised lines at the end on each face and another pair (angled in the opposite direction) on one face where it joins the central block. The stub of t…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A35C7
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy suspension mount for a harness pendant The mount is cruciform with has three equal arms. The fourth arm ia shorter and comprises two pirced lugs for the attachment of the missing harness pendant. The three arms all taper slightly to a pointed terminal. Each is decorated with moulded angular ridges and notches. The surfaces of the rectangular araised area are decorated with cross hatched lines which retain traces of gilding. Each has a circular attachment hole towards the terminal. At the centre of the arms ia a moulded rctangular area decorated with cross hat…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-29C849
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of composite copper alloy strap end. The front plate only of a composite sheet-metal strap end of uncertain type. The plate is rectangular with a scalloped upper end and a shallow point at the opposite end. It is flat and rectangular in cross section. There is a single, circular attachment hole set at the centre near the upper edge. The front of the plate is decorated with incised lines forming a cross pattee with a large flaring lower arm/base, also decorated with an incised line equal armed cross. Part if the area outside the lower part of the cross has been infilled with …
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-298FC7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy and enamel mount. A circular, domed mount. Convex at the front and holwed at the rear, the mount has a central circular attachment hole. The front is decorated with white enamelling in a recess with a metal reserve around. It is in the form of a pointed octofoil. the area outside the octofoil and tin a framing band around the central hole is a darker enamel. There are traces of gilding on the metal reserves between the enamellled areas, including on the framing band at the outer edge of the mount and around the central hole.Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 160…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-BB7159
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy pot leg or foot from a cooking vessel. The leg is D-shaped in cross-section with a flat front and convex back and a central raised rib running down the front. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The leg flares forwards at the base to create the foot. . The surfaces are sooted from use in a hearth. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c.1200-1650 AD. Dimensions: 37.44 mm x 48.03 mm x 20.84 mm Weight:115.49 g Cast copper-alloy vessels such as cauldrons and skillets were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al. (2009:4) …
Created on: Saturday 10th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-BB4C5A
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable dagger or knife pommel. A sub- spherical pommel, slightly flattened top and bottom. On one face is a small sub-angular aperture and on the opposite face is a broken larger square aperture. There are traces of iron corrosion on the inside of the pommel. A similar object is recorded in database record LVPL-BF8C69 in which Vanessa Oakden notes: Other similar objects have been recorded as pommels from swords and daggers on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds:IOW-2FE5A7,NCL-1C8472,SF-C87850,SUSS-A84682; SUSS-46AC74andWMID-F5E1C3. Some o…
Created on: Saturday 10th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: DOR-D478C4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver Medieval penny of Edward I dating to 1305 - 1310. A class 10ab5. Minted in london. Reference: North No. 1038 Diameter: 17.46 mm Weight: 1.07 g
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Record ID: DOR-367423
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A broken and incomplete key. The bow is broken but was originally lozengiform with knops at the angles. The stem is hollow and tapers slightly to the broken tip. There is a small bit with a rectangular ward and single small angular cleft on the inner edge. The key is in two parts. Ward-Perkins type V. Date: Medieval - c. 1200 - 1400 Dimensions: 78.68 mm x 24.02 mm x 10.66 mm Weight: 23.43 g Reference: Ward-Perkins, 1940, Medieval Catalogue, p. 138 - 140, plate XXX, No. 30, Type V
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: DOR-35CA11
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy harness pendant. A circular plate with a pierced suspension loop at the top. The front of the plate is decorated with an incised design of three fish, a smaller fish in the centre, thead upwards, flanked by two larger fish, heads down. There are traces of possible gilding on the front. The rear of the plate is flat and undecorated. Date:Medieval - 1200 - 1400 Dmensions: 32.47 mm x 23.07 mm x 2.58 mm Weight: 7.57 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: DOR-346EA8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A penny of Edward I. Class 9b1 dating to 1299 - 1300/1. Bristol mint. Reference: North Vol II, no. 1037/1 Date: Medieval Diameter: 17.84 mm Weight: 1.34 g Die axis: 1
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: DOR-E85F59
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval billon mite of Louis I of Nevers (Flanders) dating to 1322 - 1346.The coin is clipped. Minted in Aalst. Obverse: L[VD COM] FLA [DRI] - Long cross with nothing in the anglesReverse: [MO]NETA ALOST[ENS] - Large letter L with trefoils on each side Date: MedievalDiameter:18.25 mm Weight: 0.77 g Die axis: 7
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-E856D8
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy zoomorphic dagger or knife stop or pommel. A large animal head with a long pointed muzzle ending in a high pointed snout and a straight incised line along both sides for the mouth. The eyes and brows set on each side of the head and are indicated by three angeled ridges (running fom the snout at the top towards the rear of the hea at the bottom). On either side of the back ofthe head is a deeply moulded ear. Both ears are rounded with a deep recess. At the back of the head, below the ears is a short transverse moulding. The head is oval at the base with a moulded ridge a…
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-947D89
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bar mount. A small bar with terminal and central lobes. The central lobe is sub-circular, hollow backed and decorated with three deeply moulded horizontal grooves. The flanking terminal lobes are much smaller and each has a circular hole containing a circular sectioned rivet. One lobe has a rounded end, the other lobe is slightly flaring and is squared off at the end. the rear of the and lobes are flat whilst the central lobe is hollowed. Date: Medieval - c. 1350 - 1400 Dimensions: 14.47 mm x 7.96 mm x 3.35 mm Weight: 1.05 g Reference - Egan G and Pritchard F, 199…
Created on: Friday 3rd March 2017
Last updated: Saturday 4th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6DC879
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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A silver penny of Edward III dating to 1352-1353. Pre-treaty series D obverse muled with a probable pre-treaty series E reverse (therefore lacking annulets in the quarters). Reference: North Volume II, as Nos. 1156 (obverse) & 1167 (reverse) Diameter:17.77 mm Weight: 1.12 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-C4E472
Object type: HARNESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy hooked mount, generally described as a harness hook, with a zoomorphic terminal. At the top is a large conical stop from the base of which protrudes a long D-sectioned integral hook which curves forward at the tip. The stop is thicker than the hook and has a sub-circular cross-section. It is shallowly faceted, and tapers to a zoomorphic terminal. The animal head has moulded snout-like nose and jaws, the mouth being open, and long obliquely angled ears at the sides. The eyes are indicated by low angled brows. The hook travels straight down from the centre of the stop…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-60F446
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Poole
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A penny of Edward II dating to 1310 - 1314 (Class 11). The coin is very clipped. Reference: North Volume II, Nos 1060 - 1062 Date: Medieval Diameter: 14.36 mm Weight: 0.96 g Die axis: uncertain
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
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Record ID: DOR-37C54F
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy strap mount . The mount is square with a circular, domed centre (possible formed from the separate rivet passing through to the rear). At the rear is a long copper alloy rivet projecting from the centre. The rivet is circular in cross section and the end is splayed. Date: Medieval - c. 1330 - 1400 Dimensions: 12.72 mm x 12.70 mm x 10.65 mm Weight: 1.96 Several square strap mounts are recorded in Egan, G and Pritchard F, 1993 Dress Accesssories, pages 198 - 199 with numbers 1068 and 1074 being of similar shape.
Created on: Monday 9th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
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Record ID: DOR-377BAB
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy pendant loop. The loop has a straight top edge which is thinned relative to the sides and has a circular rivet through a circular hole at the mid point. The sides are rectangular in section and convex ending in a semi-circular lower edge. From the centre of the lower edge hangs a prominent oval lobed knop with a thin collar between the knop and the frame. Egan and Pritchard (1993: 219 and 221) identify a similar item, No.1192, as a pendant loop from a belt which would have hung from the thinned top bar, dated to the late 14th century. Date: Medieval - c.1350 - 14…
Created on: Monday 9th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
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