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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Laura Burnett
    • Primary material: Silver
    • Workflow: Record published

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Record ID: SOM-62F31B
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T883: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A post-medieval silver button, probably one element from a cuff link. The button is circular in plan, flat with a downturned edge and flat rim. The disc has been stamped with a design of two hearts surmounted by a single crown on top of a stippled background. A silver wire loop is soldered onto the reverse, and a short length of silver wire, probably part the loop that joint both elements of the cuff link, was found in association with the button. Dimensions: The cufflink is 14.5mm in diameter and 4.7mm thick; …
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael CP', 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-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-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-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-7328B5
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T661: Disclaimed, returned to finder Circumstances of discovery: All found within c. 4m of each other while metal-detecting on pasture land, with no nearby finds of comparable date with the exception of treasure case 2017 T662. Description: A small collection of coins of the reign of Elizabeth I (see catalogue below), representing a range of dates, with the coins minted between c. AD 1560 and 1587. The condition of the coins is also variable, with coin 1, the oldest, displaying the heaviest wear (as would be expected), but with coin 4 (AD 1584-1587) more worn …
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-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-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-7EBAED
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T203; disclaimed and returned to finder Description: A plain silver button with makers mark. The button is bi-convex with a domed front and back. The front is plain. The back has two circular blow holes made from the inside (leaving a ridge around the outside) flanking a loop. The loop is formed of a strip of D-shaped sectioned wire bent over on itself and the ends soldered to the back of the button. There is a visible line of solder around the joint between the front and back where they were attached. On the back, half way between the holes near the edge is stam…
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CA6EA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case: 2016 T1060; returned to finder having been disclaimed as Treasure. Description: A probably Post Medieval silver buckle or strap fitting with elaborate decoration and one old break. The piece has, at the centre, two oval loops with a bar between them. The loops are emphasised by an incised line on the front running around the middle of each side and down the central bar. Around the outside of the central loops is an elaborate, openwork decoration in the form of an outer line border with raised knops projecting out from it. At the centre of each loop and at either…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalbridge 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-2CA2EB
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T1061: Disclaiemd, returned to finder. Description: A fragment of a probably Post Medieval dress accessory of uncertain form made of silver wire. The fragment consists of a triangular pierce broken and distorted along one edge but seemingly complete on the other two sides. The back of the object is made of silver wire laid in a grid with interwoven strands like a net. The edge is marked by a V shaped piece of plain silver wire soldered on the front with a line of twisted wire outside this. Filling most of the centre of the V on the front are seven rings of spiral…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe 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-1A6608
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T902: Disclaimed and returned to finder Description: Front disc from a silver gilt 'hat-hook'. The disc is flat with a front decorated with a branch coming in from the base to the centre, possibly laurel, with two side leaves or branches, and a multi leaved terminal. The branch is surrounded by incised areas so it appears raised and details of the leaves are again picked out by incisions. The centre is surround by an unrecessed border, broken at the stem of the branch, and defined by an incised line separating it from the edge of the disc. On the border is the i…
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kennington', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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-AC2BEE
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T725: Disclaimed, returned to finders Circumstances of discovery: Metal detecting on cultivated ground during a group outing. A group of nine silver coins. All are official issues of monarchs of England, Scotland and Ireland dating from 1575 to 1643. Six are English issues, two Scotland and one Irish Discovery: The coins were found while metal detecting on cultivated ground as part of an organised group event. They were found by several different finders and were scattered over a small area. None were in context and no evidence of a container survived.…
Created on: Thursday 15th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne CP', 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-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-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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