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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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Record ID: SOM-5DE141
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A damaged and incomplete copper-alloy 2nd-century Roman disc brooch of the tutulus type. The circular brooch would have originally had eight plain, squared off peripheral lugs; three are now missing. The lugs are external on a rim. The rim is echoed by a ridge within; the groove within may have held enamel. This border has received considerable old damage leading to fractures and losses at the circumference and the grooved zone within. A second zone of similar width sits within the inner ridge and before the central boss; this has suffered considerable losses and abrasions too. The ce…
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
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Record ID: SOM-9F9187
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete large Roman cast copper-alloy developed T-shaped brooch dating to the late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The pin, lower part of the bow and the foot are missing following old damage. The head has two hollow cylindrical wings with flattened upper surfaces. They held the axis bar for the hinged pin. The axis bar survives in part, largely corroded, made of iron. Between the wings on the under side of the head is a slot in which the pin would have hinged. On the underside of the wings behind the slot is a thickened patch which may have helped retain the pin in use. R…
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8AEBB3
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A twisted fragment consisting of approximately a quarter of a cast copper-alloy bracelet or armlet of late Roman date (c. 4th century AD). The fragment consists of the bracelet's terminal, the hook end, with abraded hook extant. The bracelet is rectangular with rounded corners in cross-section. In profile it has been twisted to one side, then round on itself such that it abuts the side of the hooked end at right angles to it. The bracelet expands in width gradually from the hook end. It is decorated unifacially using multiple motifs. What survives on this example is a raised lozenge w…
Created on: Monday 10th February 2014
Last updated: Saturday 16th August 2014
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Record ID: SOM-2C77E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Galerius as Caesar dating to the period AD 293-305 (Reece Period 15). CONCORDIA MILITVM reverse depicting Emperor standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left. Mint of Cyzicus. RIC VI, p. 581, no. 19b.
Created on: Monday 7th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
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Record ID: SOM-7E5BC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken Roman silver denarius of Severus Alexander dating to the period AD 222 to 228 (Reece period 11). VICTORIA AVG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, PartII, p. 84;no. 180. The break is old and in one area corresponding to the back of the neck and head on the obverse. It accounts for a loss of about 25% of the flan. It is not clear whether the break is deliberate.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 5th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Mary CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-083A37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Dorset-type T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. The head, pin and upper part of the bow are missing to old breaks; the rest of the bow, the leg and catch-plate survive. The head is lost to an old, broadly horizontal break. The bow is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The front is moulded with two ridges at the sides and a central bevelled ridge with deep longituidinal groove. Between the ridges are very fine diagonally incised lines. Compared to the bow the plain leg is thinned. It tapers gradually, terminating in a ridged foot knob. On its lower surfa…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Sunday 15th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A01BE8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy bow brooch dating to the 1st to 2nd century AD, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The head has two hollow cylindrical wings both slightly abraded at their tips. They held the axis bar for the hinged pin. The axis bar survives in part, largely corroded, made of iron. Between the wings on the under side of the head is a slot in which the pin would have hinged. The wings are decorated with an incised line running across them diagonally, from the top of the pin slot to the back of the upper surface. The upper surface was also decorated on each side wi…
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B8A58D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of uncertain Tetrachic ruler dating to the period AD 294 to 307 (Reece period 15). Probably GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius, modius on head, standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Friday 1st August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EA5770
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286 to 293 (Reece period 14). AEQVIT[AS AVG] reverse type depicting Aequitas standing left holding scales in her right hand and a cornucopiae in left. Possibly Mint of London, -//(ML). Sam Moorhead has another example of this type with a London mintmark in his corpus for the new RIC for Carausius and Allectus. For an unmarked example cf. RIC V.ii, p. 526; no. 736. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.
Created on: Friday 3rd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E8AE5B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286 to 293 (Reece period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding a branch up in her right hand and vertical sceptre in left. Probably Unattributed Mint. RIC V, pt 2, p. 535, cf. 880. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.
Created on: Friday 3rd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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