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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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    • Primary material: Silver
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Record ID: SOM-B8F871
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver post medieval whistle dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1650. The tubular whistle is made of silver sheet and soldered lengthways along an abutting seam. Two collars composed of spiralled silver wire divide the whistle into three sections. Threaded through each spiral is a silver wire core. The first section comprises an obliquely angled mouthpiece with a D-shaped aperture. The obverse face exhibits a D-shaped sound-hole. The second section is decorated with a grid of punched squares creating a lattice effect. Upon this background is a zig-zag panel which runs aro…
Created on: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-77474D
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T629: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Silver gilt 'body' or 'buoy' from a late 16th to 17th century 'bosun's' whistle. The buoy consists of a hollow oval shape formed of two elongated hemi-spheres with the join at the centre covered in an applied rib. The rib has a plain raised base on which sits a moulded chain design running around the circumference. At one point this is interrupted by a large circular sounding hole. Soldered to the body to one side of the hole, and again interrupting the central rib, is a projecting rectangular bar supported below …
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Brent CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E93B19
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2017 T533 Description: A complete Post-Medieval silver hawking vervel. The vervel is flat in cross section and circular in plan, with a large, central circular aperture. Both faces of the vervel are inscribed in seriffed capitals: *IOHN* // *STRANGWAYES. A small line of black material, perpendicular to the circumference and extending between the external and internal edges possibly a tarnished, less pure silver, appears to be a repair. The vervel has an external diameter of 12.0mm, the central aperture is 5.4mm in diameter and it is 1.3mm thick; it weighs 0.87g. …
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Chinnock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-212F84
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Thumb piece or handle from an unidentifed cast silver item of probably 18th century date. The thumb piece is complete with a oval panel connected to a curved rectangular sectioned arm which is in turn connected to a broken hollow attachment which would have linked it to the rest of the item. The oval panel has a moulded, raised bust on each side, it is helmeted and draped, possibly Minerva. The bust is within a line border with stippling in the field between the line and bust. From the base of the oval section projects a small oval shaped flat knop moulded into a face on both sides, o…
Created on: Thursday 17th March 2011
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinton St George', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DB8182
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T211: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Post Medieval hollow terminal from an unidentified object. The terminal has been squashed flat but appears to have originally had a flat back and convex front. It has a trilobed end with the large vertical lobes divided by lines of raised pellets. These lobes appear to have ended with an abruptly stepped in base below which was a recessed and narrowed but still convex section. This section is divided in two by a horizontal indented line with a row of raised pellets along its centre. Above the line is a pair of op…
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2012
Last updated: Monday 28th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5C1A00
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver object, possibly part of larger object. Flat on both sides. In plan one end of the object begins with a semi-circular shape, and is then cinched towards the centre. Above this follows an oval shape after which the object is cinched again. This is followed by a flat oval collar. Above this is a baluster shape, with a joining collar from which a sub-rectangular shape begins. When viewed from the side, the entire object is sub-rectangular and appears designed so that a spindle or rod can be inserted through the semi-circular end and the edges of the object wrapping around the sp…
Created on: Monday 8th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle Abbotts CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-62A2F8
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2012 T134, disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: Silver thimble, split down the side and at several points around the rim and bent open with the top missing. The outer side is covered in multiple rows of small, closely spaced indented sub-square pits a part from a band by the base. This design is known as waffle-shaped and may indicate it was made on a lathe. On the band are incised two horizontal lines with a motto between them: BE YT + AS x GOD . WYLS cx, in Roman capitals. The last symbol is broken across the split but appears to be an alpha or cx. An addit…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nynehead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9464E2
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2011 T458: Disclaimed Description: A silver thimble. The thimble has fairly straight sides, a slight domed top and a distinct carination between the sides and top. The sides are decorated with three incised lines above the rim, creating two narrow bands around the base with a wider band in between. There is a circular hole at one point within this wider band, 1.5mm in diameter. Above the third line, the thimble is decorated with regular, square indentations arranged in slightly irregular lines up the sides to the beginning of the dome, the top row is incomplete. Simila…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hardington Mandeville', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F97398
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T832: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Post Medieval silver thimble formed of a domed top soldered onto a slightly tapering cylinder. The top is decorated with two recessed rings encircling an unrecessed crown enclosed by a recessed outer border with raised foliate decoration. The sides have a plain band top and bottom. The central part is decorated with regular rows of indented squares with a raised grid between them creating a 'waffle' pattern. Cutting across this pattern is a broad continuous zig-zag line running around the middle of the thimble. T…
Created on: Thursday 13th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heathayes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F91FCB
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T814: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A sheet silver thimble made in two pieces, dating from the c. late 17th-early 18th century AD. The thimble has a high domed top and originally slightly sloping sides, now squashed in places. The top was made separately from the body and they were soldered together, this solder has now cracked and they are only partly attached together. There is also a partially cracked seam running down the body. There is a circular hole punched form the inside near the base and vertical seam. The body and top are covered in abutti…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winsham CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CA4DE
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2016 T1059: Disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: A silver domed thimble of two-piece construction. The thimble has a crack down one side where the two ends of the strip of silver that forms the lower, ring shaped section, were connected. There is also a circular hole near the rim at the back, presumably to allow it to be suspended. The top and sides are decorated with regularly spaced small circular indents arranged in rows on the sides and a grid on the top. There are plain areas where the top and sides meet and down the join on the side. At the rim is a pla…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Henstridge CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2C95F6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T1057; disclaimed returned to finder. Description: A composite silver openwork dress fitting. The body of the object is flat and broadly oval in plan, although it is missing the tip on one side of the oval (c. 5% of the total object). The openwork design is symmetrical along both axes, with an openwork quatrefoil at the centre, with a central lozenge shaped void. The side arms of the quatrefoil are pointed oval and connect directly to the outer frame, the vertical arms are squatter and circular, leading first into a further open work annulet and then connecting wit…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B5A11E
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T331: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A complete silver spoon of late 17th century date. The spoon has a flat handle with an elaborated trefid terminal and oval lace-back bowl, slightly squashed in to one side. The terminal of the handle is flat and in the same plane as the handle with three large lobes with smaller rounded knops in between the main lobes. The front is decorated with an elaborate scrolling design working in from the edges and expending a little way down the handle with a blank centre. It is more worn as it continues down the handle wi…
Created on: Monday 10th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brompton Regis CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E0E705
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post-Medieval silver pedestal type seal matrix. The seal face is oval with a design of a heart pierced by two arrows in saltire all within a pellet border. The pedestal has six facets and narrows sharply from the face to the top. On one of the side facets is engraved an initial I. The upper terminal of the pedestal is broken, only the lower part of two loops and the three-stepped collar below the loops remain. Several cracks in the upper part of the pedestal may relate to this break. The face is 14.2 by 12.3mm.
Created on: Tuesday 7th December 2010
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-46A145
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver pedestal type seal matrix. The seal face is oval with a design of a heart pierced by two arrows in saltire with a row if short vertical lines above the heart and above them a crown and drops of blood to each side and below, all within a pellet border. The pedestal has six facets and narrows sharply from the face to the top. It ends in a double collar topped by three large suspension loops aranged in a triangle with the lower loops formed of a line that curls out ands projects slightly at the lower end and the upper loop topped by a projecting knop flanked by two s…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2011
Last updated: Friday 23rd May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thornbury CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-734469
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T662: Disclaimed, returned to finder Circumstances of discovery: Metal-detecting on pasture land, with few nearby finds of comparable date with the exception of treasure case 2017 T661. Description: A Post-medieval silver seal matrix. The seal matrix consists of a flat oval swivelling bezel held in situ and still freely rotatable within its frame. The seal is double sided, depicting a bull's head facing left on one face, with five large pellets at the base of its neck, probably a simplified torse, and on the other depicting a hand emerging from a potentially …
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Bradley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4CAA5
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tip of a Post Medieval silver chape, probably from a scabbard. The chape is made of silver sheet bent around in a cylinder with a broken, open end and a closed end formed of four triangles bent inwards to meet in the centre. The joint is reinforced with folded sheet and strips of silver visible in the gaps between the triangles. It tapers from the broken open end to the closed end and appears to have been possible oval in section before being squashed inwards. There is part of a makers mark or hallmark on one side but the design is unclear. It is 16.4mm long, 10.1mm wide and 4.0mm thi…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 11th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6452D1
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2014 T26: Disclaimed and returned to finder Description: A small silver-gilt dress-pin head. The silver head is hollow and originally spherical, but now squashed. It is decorated with silver wire filigree. Two horizontal filigree bands divide the head into two hemispheres. Each hemisphere is decorated with three large filigree circles. Within each circle there are a further four circles surrounding a pellet. At each junction between the larger circles is a pellet and in each spandrel, between the large circles and the central band, is a small circle. At the top there …
Created on: Monday 27th January 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Shepton Mallet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3C93FC
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2015 T25: Disclaimed, returned to finder A post medieval silver-gilt dress-pin with squashed head and incomplete shank dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1600. The pin head is hollow and was originally spherical. The head was formed of two hemispheres with the join marked by a raised band. About half of this join has sprung open when squashed. The head is decorated with twisted silver wire filigree. Each hemisphere is decorated with three large filigree circles. Within five of the circles there is a further small circle surrounding a central pellet. The remaining circl…
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woolavington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-66CE77
Object type: PIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2017 240: disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A small silver-gilt dress-pin head with a short length of the pin. The silver head is hollow and spherical and decorated with silver wire filigree. A horizontal silver wire filigree band divides the head into two hemispheres, this is missing in places exposing the soldering below and the joint between the two hemispheres. Each hemisphere is decorated with three large filigree circles of twisted wire. Within each circle there are a further three twisted wire circles surrounding a pellet, one pellet missing on the l…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frome St Quintin', grid reference and parish protected.


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