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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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    • Primary material: Silver
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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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Record ID: SOM-F521B1
Object type: NEEDLE HOLDER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One end of a silver sheet tubular item, possibly a needle case or similar. The piece was originally tubular or oval in section formed of a rectangular piece of sheet rolled edge to edge and meeting in a seam down one side. The slightly convex faces suggest it was originally oval in section although it is now squashed flat. One end is incomplete with an irregular break. The other appears complete and has a slightly thinner, plain tubular piece of silver sheet fitted inside the first creating a step in thickness and width where they join. The seam has opened down the side of both tubes …
Created on: Friday 25th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2C251B
Object type: LACE TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T757: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Late Medieval or Post Medieval silver strap end or lace chape. The fragment is formed of a strip of silver sheet folded along it's long edge and now squashed flat. The chape tapers gradually from a broken end at the top to the terminal where it narrows more abruptly to a rounded tip. The tip has been bent over on itself. One side is plain the other is decorated with raised decoration. At the terminal the design is unclear but above the bend is an annulet with rays coming from it, above which is an area with a scat…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bruton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2EB3D3
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T4: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Silver gilt hooked tag, with a tri-lobed central section from which the hook and loop, now missing, would have projected. The central section has a flat tri-lobed back and convex front formed of three circular domes, two to the top and one between to the bottom, with an additional flower decoration in the centre. The outer edge of the back plate is serrated, with pointed indents. In the spandrels between each lobe is a small circular projecting tab with a central pierced hole. A twisted wire border runs around the ba…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Last updated: Monday 24th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Highbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DE0530
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2011 T234, disclaimed and returned to finder. Description: The hooked tag consists of a heart shaped plate with a scalloped outer edge of nine variably sized semi-circles divided by pointed indents. On the front of this plate is soldered a hollow, domed, heart-shaped front piece. The plate and front piece are 11.6mm long, 10.4mm wide and 4.9mm thick. The junction between the plate and front is partly concealed by a plain wire soldered around the base of the front piece. The front piece is further decorated by three circles of twisted wire soldered to it, arranged in a…
Created on: Thursday 7th April 2011
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ebbesborne Wake', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5185A7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2013 T71: Disclaimed and returned to finder Silver (possibly silver-gilt) finger ring inscribed + IN DOMINO CONFIDO (In God I Trust) on the outer side and with a makers mark on the inner side. The ring is a flat band, rectangular in section. On the outer side there are raised borders top and bottom flanking a recessed central band. The borders both consist of raised upper and lower plain lines flanking a row of closely spaced raised dots within a recessed line. The borders are level with the top and bottom of the ring. The recessed central band is plain apart from …
Created on: Friday 8th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Axminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4A002
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2011 T432: Disclaimed Description: A silver gilt finger ring. The ring is D shaped in section with a flat inner side. There is an inscription running around half of the inner side. It reads 'LOVE EVER', all letters in Roman capitals. The gilding survives better on the inner side, with traces remaining on the outer side and considerable wear and damage on the outer side Dimensions: It is 21.9mm in external diameter, 6.6mm wide, 2.1mm thick and weighs 5.88g. Discussion: A parallel to this ring can be seen on the Portable Antiquities database, PAS-ED9585 2008 T80, wit…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2011
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stoke St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4ABB7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2011 T431: Disclaimed Description: A silver gilt finger ring. The ring is D shaped in section with a flat inner side. There is an inscription running around a quarter of the inner side. It reads 'feare god', all letters in lower case italics. The gilding survives better on the inner side and edges with considerable wear and damage on the outer side. Dimensions: It is 23.7mm in external diameter, 4.7mm wide, 1.9mm thick and weighs 4.69g. Discussion: The inscription is a shortened version of that found on comparable finds (2004 T378 reads Feare God only * * and 2008 …
Created on: Monday 25th July 2011
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C5E092
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T477: Disclaimed, returned to finder A silver merchant finger ring, Post Medieval date. The ring is complete and is a shallow D shape is section. The band of the ring gradually widens at the shoulders of the bezel which is rectangular. The bezel is decorated with a merchant mark of their initials which could either be a M or a W with a pointed shaft rising from it which could represent an I and a further symbol coming off at an angle. On either side of the mark are branches decorating the ring and there is also a border of dots around the whole bezel. The hoop…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-914708
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2013 T76: Disclaimed and returned to finder. Date: 1550 to 1650 AD Description: A post-medieval silver-gilt finger ring (posy ring) inscribed with MY HART YOV HAVE on the inner side in Roman capitals. There is a small, flattened blob of metal over the R of HART, possibly a piece from the damaged edge above it. There is no evidence of a makers mark. The ring is D-shaped in section with a flat inner side. The ring has split in one place with an old jagged break, although it appears to be complete. The surfaces are worn and most of the gilding no longer survives alth…
Created on: Monday 11th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4D605C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2015 T82: Disclaimed, returned to finder A Post-Medieval silver finger-ring now broken into two pieces. One piece is now a folded strip and the other a small single strip. There is an inscription on the outside of the finger-ring which may read: I - - B R VARI (flower spray) VINO [...] OLL (flower spray). The inscription is indecipherable due to the breakage and the folding of the finger-ring. The inscription is within a border. The finger ring measure: Weight of both pieces: 1.13 g Length of folded strip: 16.76 mm Width of folded strip: 4.87 mm Length …
Created on: Friday 6th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 30th October 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-8E6CF2
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2016 T861: Disclaimed, returned to finder. Description: Fragment of a silver gilt finger ring. The fragment consists of 6 lobes, domes or pearls of a lobed finger ring with breaks at each end. The upper and lower edges of the ring are shaped to the lobes. The division between each lobe is an irregular relatively shallow V shaped channel. The inner surface of the hoop is plain and flat. A yellow gilt surface is present on both faces but worn on the higher areas. Dimensions: The fragment is 22.7mm long, 5.9mm wide and 2.8mm thick; it weighs 2.18 grams. It is too inc…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-823925
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A post medieval silver gilt finger ring. The band is ovular with a D-shaped cross section. The outer surface exhibits a moulded design of a series of projecting pellets. The pellets are surrounded by a border of two interweaving ridged bands which pass alternately over and under each pellet, crossing in the gap between each pellet. The interweaving bands are incised with a continuous zigzag pattern. The edges of the band are decorated with a series of projecting knops positioned opposite one another aligned with the spaces between the large central pellets. The bottom of t…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Sunday 12th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sticklepath CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A121AF
Object type: FASTENING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of an unidentified silver object, probably a fastener from a book or other small item such as a casket. The piece is a flat plate which is now pentagonal with one straight, broken edge from which it widens to the widest point before narrowing back to a point opposite the broken edge. Other than the broken edge all the edges are slightly concave curved. Running around the plate, parallel to these curved edges are a pair of incised lines and at each of the three corners not adjacent to the broken edge is a circular hole for a separate rivet. The one in the point opposite the broken…
Created on: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0F0D92
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2017 T816: Disclaimed and returned to finder Description: A silver gilt dress hook of 16th century date. The hook is piriform in plan, and D-shaped in cross section, consisting of a hollow boss affixed to a backplate with a cusped outer edge. The boss is decorated with applied pellets and beaded wire, arranged into three circles flanking a fourth, each containing a central applied pellet. The flanking circles contain three further circles, arranged around the pellet, with the same arrangement at the interstices between the outer circles. Several elements of the design have been mispla…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cossington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D80B77
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T49: Acquired by the Museum of Somerset. Date: c.1500-1600 AD Description: Silver double-ended sharp hooked clasp with a squashed openwork filigree bead in the centre. The clasp is formed if a single piece of silver wire with both ends narrowing to sharp points. The central part of the wire is straight and both hooks bent over 180 degrees on the same plane so laid flat the points were parallel to the main wire and pointed at each other. One point has been bent open so now curves through c.120 degrees with damage on the inner side at the bend. The ends are both…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 11th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Highbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D813E5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2012 T50: returned to finder after being declared not Treasure Description: Silver loop part of a two part dress fastener with fleur de lis shaped plate. The main plate is shaped into a fleur de lis with convex fronts to each petal and a concave back. The two outer petals curve back so the points rejoin the base. There are three small, flat, circular sewing loops, one at the end of the central petal and one to each side at the widest point of the side petals. At the base of the fleur de lis is a transverse raised collar, then a constriction, a second collar and then a …
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 15th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-21F2A4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post medieval silver gilt decorative top from a hook and eye fastener dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1700. The top is circular, domed on the front and concave on the back. The front is decorated with a five petalled flower design formed of a central raised boss encircled by five larger bosses. The bosses are domed on the front and concave on the back of the piece. The bosses, including the central one are each encircled by an applied plain wire, some circles are incomplete. There are applied silver pellets in the spandrels between the wire circles and between the circles forming …
Created on: Thursday 30th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FDD898
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case 2015 T218: Disclaimed, returned to finder A complete post medieval silver-gilt eye piece from a hook and eye fastener. The body of the piece is broadly heart shaped with one sewing loop each side of the point, and a larger loop in the centre at the top where the hook from the other part of the fastener would have been inserted. One sewing loop is complete, the other missing to a break. The centre of the piece is openwork with the outer edges of the heart made of probably foliate branches. Down the centre of the heart is a design reminiscent of an urn, baluster spoo…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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