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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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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 c…
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 - 1350Dimensions: 30.47mm x 18.41mm x 2.10mmWeight: 2.42g See Egan, G & Pritchard, F 1991 Dress Accessories …
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) Wei…
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 PENDANT
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 corrosio…
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-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 inf…
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 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-4E8C95
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy seal matrix. The matrix is a pointed oval in shape. At the rear is a longitudinal ridge which expands into a D-shaped suspension loop at one end. The face of the seal matrix is carries a reversed inscription around a central incised design of the Virgin and child seated facing left witha praying suplicant figure facing right below. There is a pellet border around the central central image and another around the outside of the inscription. The inscription reads *MATER DEI MISERER MEI. which translates as "Mother of God, have mercy on me" Date: Medieval c. 1200 - 1300 Di…
Created on: Sunday 23rd July 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B89643
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Edward IV dating 1461 - 1483. Mint of York Diameter: 15.73 mm Weight: 0.61 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 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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