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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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Record ID: SOM-F6D607
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A damaged and incomplete cast copper-alloy mount, possibly a propeller shaped belt stiffener of late Roman date. The mount consists of a central circular element (diameter 16.4mm) flanked to one side by a sub-rectangular tab. There is a transverse break at the circumference of the roundel where a possible equivalent tab might have emerged. The roundel is decorated with longitudinal ridges, those towards the edge curved to follow its shape. The grooves between are decorated with incised rocker arm. The tab begins with a transverse ridge, beyond which the main field has two longitu…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2013
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Record ID: SOM-7EF3E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine (Constantius II or Constans) dating to AD 348-350 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting the Emperor on a galley. Minted at Trier. RIC VIII p.154, nos.239-244.
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7F5E92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper-alloy dupondius of as possibly of Nerva dating to c. AD 50-150 (uncertain Reece period). Unclear reverse type depicting figure seated left. Minted at Rome (probably).
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E475B3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper-alloy probably irregular nummus copying the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 330-335 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking two standards. Mint unclear. The circumference is damaged at two adjacent points with c.25% missing.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E52122
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying Tetricus I or II dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type probably depicting a standing figure. Mint uncertain. The flan is of irregular form and has been torn and bent at one end.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E545E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C47D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper-alloy contemporary copy of an as of Claudius dating to the period c. AD 43-60 (Reece period 2). Minerva reverse. Copying Rome mint. cf. RIC. I Claudius 100/116; Boon 27ff. The coin's flan has been bent upwards at one point.
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-08D517
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragment from the head and upper bow of a Roman copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch. Between the wings is a slot on the lower surface for a hinged pin, below which a sub oval recess. Aligned with the slot on the upper surface is a longitudinal ridge which is given a ridged, or serrated, quality by numerous transverse nicks. Just before an old transverse break two lower, finer ridges begin to flank the central one. At the head end another old break has removed any lateral elements from the wings, or any of the head located above. The fragment curves in profile in a regular fas…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-098681
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the head and upper bow of a Roman copper-alloy bow brooch, possibly a Trumpet derivative. At the head is an abraded plate on the lower surface of which is a double semicircular pin lug. This latter has been perforated centrally to take an axis bar which was made of iron given the corrosion product around the lug. In places the plate has been broken right down to the lug; presumably it was once semicircular. The pin is missing. The bow springs from the base of the head-plate and curves through ninety degrees such that it is parallel to the head-plate. The bow is …
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4F8971
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the year AD 322 (Reece period 16). D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG reverse type depicting a laurel wreath surrounding VOT//XX. Mint of Aquileia. RIC VII, no. 104
Created on: Thursday 14th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 18th November 2013
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Record ID: SOM-4FE033
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman base silver radiate of Postumus dating to the period AD 260-269 (Reece period 13). HERC DEVSONIENSI reverse type depicting Hercules standing left, leaning on club and holding lion's skin; all within tetrastyle temple. Principal mint of Gaul. Cunetio 2409 (p. 144)
Created on: Thursday 14th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 18th November 2013
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Record ID: SOM-B70767
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. This Wilsford type brooch is incomplete in as much as it is missing its pin. The cylindrical wings conceal the copper-alloy axis bar for the hinged pin. Their upper surfaces are decorated with two incised lines at each end. The head of the pin has a pointed projection for tensioning, but this is all that survives of the pin (loose). The bow has a D-shaped cross-section and projects forward from the wings. The upper bow has moulded decoration in the form of four ridges with central grooves either side of a central recessed rib. Its l…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B764A1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 a horizontal break, at which point the bow has also been twisted. 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. Compared to the bow the plain leg is thinned. It tapers gradually, terminating in a ridged foot knob. On its lower surface the catch-plate survi…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B6D551
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnentius or Decentius dating to the period AD 350-353 (Reece period 18). SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES reverse type depicting the chi-ro, the first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek, with alpha and omega. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FEE050
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy T-shaped brooch, probably of devolved type, incomplete in so far as it is missing the pin, leg and concomitant catch-plate. The brooch consists of cylindrical wings and flat integral headloop, with bow below. The wings are seemingly plain. The remains of the circular iron axis bar is visible at the tips, as well as in the form of corrosion product in the slot. No traces of the pin are obvious within the slot. The bow projects from the front of the brooch in the centre of the head, in a steady arc that curves round through ninety degrees before trave…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EFCDF6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Trajan dating to the period c. AD 103 to 117 (Reece Period 5). Unclear reverse type depicting figure standing left. Mint of Rome.
Created on: Monday 16th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F015E2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman base silver radiate of Gallienus (joint reign) dating to the period AD 253 to 260 (Reece Period 12). VICTORIA GERM reverse type depicting Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm; to left, seated captive. Mint of Rome. RIC V.ii, p. 82; ref. 175.
Created on: Monday 16th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-052255
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Arcadius (AD 383-408) dating to the period AD 388-395 (Reece Period 21). VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath. Mint of Lyon. LRBC p. 53, refs. 392/395 This coin has suffered some small circumferential losses.
Created on: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 17th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-699C37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy devolved T-shaped brooch dating to the late first to second century AD, incomplete in so far as it is missing most of its pin. The head has two short cylindrical wings, 23.2mm wide, to hold the axis bar for the hinged pin. Between the wings is a slot in which the remnants of the pin are hinged. The pin has a pointed spur at its head to aid hinging. It narrows to a circular cross-section before an early break. What survives has been bent downwards towards the back of the bow on the right hand side (when viewed in plan from below). There is corrosion product on the …
Created on: Friday 3rd January 2014
Last updated: Friday 3rd January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-373512
Object type: LID
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lid formed of thick lead sheet with oval domed centre of probably Roman date. The sheet has been cut broadly into a rectangular shape. It is thick at c. 3-4mm. A large sub-oval dome has been formed at the centre from hammering from one side. It attains a height of c. 45mm and measures c. 200mm by max. width c. 125mm; one side tapers and it is c. 110mm at the narrower end. The lid was attached by iron rivets, 15 in total, that follow the edge of the dome rather than the lid overall. They are generally evenly spaced, though with a cluster towards one corner. They have expanded domes a…
Created on: Friday 2nd May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st July 2015
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