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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: DOR-AF525F
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A small fragment of spur arm. The arm has a triangular cross section. The convex outer face is decorated with incised curlecuesa along the edges and a row of transverse lines with annulets at the ends spanning the central ridge. The rear is flate. There is a break at each end of the fragment, it tapers slightly towards one and the whole piece is slightly curved. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700 Dimensions: 22.21 mm x 11.37 mm x 3.93 mm Weight: 4.21 g A similar, more complete spur is recorded in database record SUR-09B75B
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-E104AC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a copper alloy strap slider, probably from a sword belt.. Similar to a buckle frame, all that remains the centre bar and stubs of the frame. At the end of the centre bar is a large integral loop, set at right angles to the frame. This would allow for attachment to other straps and fittings that formed the sword belt. The oval loop has a large off-centre circular aperture. The centre bar is lozengiform in cross section. The remnants of the frame are D shaped in cross section. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1650 Dimensions: 46.25 mm x 14.92 mm x 11.77 mm Weight: 6.01 g Si…
Created on: Wednesday 11th 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-CCDF2D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy strap fitting. A belt mount with two incomplete integral attachment spikes at the rear, set on the long axis. The mount has an upper inverted drop-shaped plate with a scalloped upper edge and projection at the base. The projection is trilobed with the central lower lobe being a loop with a central hole. The loop is likely to have had an element suspended from it, now missing. The main plate is decorated with a possible moulded human face at the centre, perhaps flanked by wings. The lower projection is decorated with a row of three raised oval pellets. Both faces retain …
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-CCADF6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy strap fitting. A belt mount with two integral attachment spikes at the rear, set on the long axis and both bent downwards. The mount has a central oval plate with a projection top and bottom. The top projection is in the form of a crown, the lower one is a crude fleur-de-lys. The oval plate is decorated with moulded human face at the centre, below the crown, inside a U-shaped wreath. The rear is flat but for a slight hollow behind the human face. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700 Dimensions: 40.46 mm x 22.42 mm x 3.51 mm Weight: 8.72 g
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wynford Eagle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC8A4B
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy coin weight. A square, bifacial weight for an unknown denomination, probably a coin of the Low Countries. Obverse: a standing figure with crossed knotty staves to the left between the four digits of the date, 15 67, all within a pelleted circle. Reverse: a hand, the mark of Antwerp between the 85 all within a ring of indistinct motifs (?leaves)Date: Post Medieval - 1567 See P and B R Withers, 1995, "Lions, Ships and Angels", p. 33 Dimensions: 16.16 mm x 15.46 mm x 1.72 mm Weight: 2.94 g Similar to database record NMS-12ED5B
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-224308
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy strap end with a large separately applied dome-headed rivet. The strap end comprises two rectangular sheet metal plates, both with the distal ends angled inwards and joined at the end by a large, projecting circular cross sectioned rivet. The rivet has a flared domed head.It is probable that this rivet was ussed to attach the strap to another element. There are traces of a white metal coating on the surface of the plates. Date: Probably Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 - 1700 Dimensions: 26.22mm x 15.50 mm x 10.57 mm Weight: 4.47 g Date: Post medieval- 15th to 17th century
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-21D401
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Cast copper alloy sword belt mount with integral attachment spikes. The mount is foliate in outline (three lobes at one end and two at the other), with incised foliate decoration on the surface. It has two integral attachment spikes, both project out at right angles to the back of the plate and are then are bent inwards. They have rectangular cross sections. The construction of this object is similar to that of mounts dated to the 17th Century by Brian Read (see Read, B, (2001) Metal Artefacts of Antiquity but it is similar in shape and decoration to some triple-looped bar mounts ident…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-218C43
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy Nuremberg jetton issued by Hans Krauwinckel II (AD 1586-1635). Rose / Orb type, depicting a rose surrounded by three fleur-de-lis alternating with three crowns on the obverse and the imperial orb within a three arched tressure on the reverse. cf. Mitchiner noS. 1534 & 1535, P. 440 Date: Post Medieval Diameter: 20.47 mm Weight: 0.65 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-213C11
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) dating to 1574. Initial marks - eglantine. Date above reverse shield Reference: North Vol II, No. 1997 Date: Early Post Medieval Diameter: 26.47 mm Weight: 2.49 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-212882
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) dating to 1583-1603 (third issue). Reference: North Vol II, No. 2016 Date: Early Post Medieval Diameter: 17.18 mm Weight: 0.76 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3A823A
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy musket (gun) found with its ramrod within the barrel with the end projecting from the muzzel. Externally the barrel is octagonally facetted with the two side facets wider than the others. Internally, the barrel is cylindrical and with a depth of 53 mm and an internal diameter of 4.11 mm. The barrel is decorated with curving lines of stamped rings. On one side facet, close to the butt, there is a small sub-rectangular moulding which is in front of small conically drilled gunpowder pan (touch hole). Below the pan, on the underside, there is a rectangular t…
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-528C44
Object type: RIVET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A probable copper-alloy sheet metal rivet, of the type usually used for repairing metal vessels. The rivet is formed from a kite shaped piece of sheet metal, rolled into a cone. The top of these rivets is often top folded over to form the head, but this has not been done in this case. The tip of the cone is open. The rivet has not been fully formed and is probably unused.Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1800Dimensions: 28.15 mm x 8.05 mm x 6.66 mmWeight: 1.68 gA discussion of these rivets can be found in Egan, G 2005, Material Culture in London in an Age Of Transition: Tudor and Stuart …
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-58FA5C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete copper-alloy hooked clasp. A single sharp-hooked clasp. It comprises a trapeziodal loop at the top of a solid, circular plate with a long tapering hook extending from the lower edge. The hook has a trapeziodal cross section and is curved backwards.It terminates in a sharp point. The circular plate is decorated with a moulded five petalled double rose. The back of the plate is hollowed, the front is convex. Date: Early Post Medieval c. 1500 - 1650 Dimensions: 34.99 mm x 14.55 mm x 3.11 mmWeight: 2.82 g Similar examples can be seen in Read, B, 2008, Hooked Clasps and Eyes, …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5892DA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy knife end cap or stop. A rectangular copper alloy stop decorated with three rounded lobes on the upper edge. Each of the lobes has a circular aperture. It has an rectangular cross section. Below the tri-lobed upper edge both the faces of the stop are decorated with obtuse engled cross hatched incised lines. There are incised lines along the vertical edges of the two faces. The sides of the stop are wedge-shaped in profile. On the underside of the stop is the remnant of the iron tang of the missing knife, extending into a rectangular slot evident part way up the sides.. …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-55A7D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete silver penny of Charles I dating to 1625 - 1649. I behind bust. Inner circle on obverse only. Diameter: 13.50 mm Weight: 0.38 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-42F0B6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I, dating to 1583. Mint of London. Bell initial marks. Reference: North Vol. II, No. 2016 Date:Early Post Medieval Diameter: 16.25 mmWeight: 0.89 gDie axis: 10
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3F64BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver penny of Elizabeth I, First coinage, dating to 1560 - 1561. Mint of London. Cross crosslet initial marks. Reference: North Vol. II, No. 1988 Date:Early Post Medieval Diameter: 13.52 mm Weight: 0.34 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-1E2A5B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603), probably dating to 1574 - 1578. The reverse initial mark is possibly an Eglantine. Reference: North Volume II, as No. 2001 Diameter: 14.27 mm Weight: 0.46 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-CE2EE5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver halpenny oif Elizabeth I dating to 1583 - 1603. Portcullis on the obverse and cross moline with pellets in the angles on the reverse. No legends. The coin is clipped and pierced above the portcullis. Reference: North Vol II, No. 2018 Date: Post Medieval Diameter: 11.03 mm Weight: 0.22 g Die axis: Uncertain
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5F6C22
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Woolsack initial marks, dating the coin to 1594 - 1596. Mint of London. Reference: North Vol II, No. 2016 Diameter: 16.66 mm Weight: 0.98 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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