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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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Record ID: SOM-3858A0
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2013 T179: Acquired by the Museum of Somerset. For full catalogue and details of the excavation please contact the Somerset FLO. The find consists of 3335 base silver coins of the second and third centuries AD. 165 of which are denarii (which had been the principle Roman denomination during the first two centuries of Roman Britain) and the rest are radiates, the denarius-multiple (probably a double denarius) first introduced in AD 215 and which began to take over as the main denomination in the course of the third century. In addition, there are four large brass co…
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yeovil', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6BB314
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 308 to 309 (Reece Period 15). MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI reverse type depicting Mars standing right, holding shield and spear. Mint of Lyon. RIC VI, p. 264, no. 294
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Friday 15th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8F3994
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy finger-ring with integral key dating to the earlier Roman period. The hoop is broadly circular and D-shaped in cross-section, being flat internally (int. dia.: 17.2mm max.). There are no shoulders as such and the bezel is only slightly thicker than the hoop. As with such artefacts the bit protrudes at right angles to the bezel such that the key element lay flat on the finger. The bit begins with a trapezoidal base that is decorated with a pair of transverse grooves. Above this is a recess each side to a narrow waist before the main sub-triangular upper element. The tria…
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-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-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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-85F8C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Crispus as Caesar, dating to the year AD 326 (Reece period 16). CRISPVS/CAESAR reverse type, an inscription in two lines with star above. Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p.210, no. 488.
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-997D05
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Gallienus (AD 253-268), sole reign. dating to the period AD 260-268 (Reece Period 13). ABVNDANTIA AVG reverse type depicting Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae. Mint of Rome. As Cunetio no. 1159; cf. RIC 157.
Created on: Monday 30th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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-7ED8B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch in the shape of fabulous creature, a sea monster with two heads, of Feugère's type 29a5 (c. 2nd century AD). The creature has a curved L-shaped body and is going right with its head looking backwards. At the other end the tail loops round on itself, curving at its tip to face the head in a zoomorphic terminal. Protruding from the loop of the tail is a triangular projection. This projection features an enamelled cell, largely red apart form a central pellet in a different colour, now decayed. The animal's main body also features a curved L-s…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B7BB87
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 5, flat wing ends type, Western Group), cf. Mackreth 2011, 5.b1. Plate 50. No. 1735 of later 1st to mid 2nd century AD. The pin mechanism is missing, with the pin, as is the foot and catch-plate. The head has short wings (given a wide bow at this point) with oval perforated end plates; the axis bar is missing, both plates having abraded through. There is a double transverse groove and ridge at each terminal. Set forward from the centre of the head is a rearward facing hook: possibly a loop f…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B7CA61
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1 as, 1 sestertius, 1 denarius and 7562 radiates and a bronze ring to AD 274 Cu-alloy ring (3.60g; max diam. 26mm) found fused to sestertius. Uncertain if a finger ring or bag fastening. Summary (all radiates unless noted): Central Empire Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80), 1 (sestertius) Wars of the Succession (AD 193-7) Septimius Severus, 1 (denarius) Gordian III (AD 238-44), 1 Philip I (AD 244-9), 1 Decius (AD 249-51), 1 Herennia Etruscilla, 1 Trebonianus Gallus (AD 251-3), 4 Joint reign of Valerian & Gallienus (AD 253-60) Valerian I, 107 Gallienus, 45 Uncertain (Valeri…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 11th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6ACEE1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The leg and foot from a Roman copper-alloy bow brooch, possibly of the local devolved T-shaped type and dating to the 2nd century AD. The bow and leg are formed of a wide, flat and thin strip which narrows gradually towards the end. It is 11.7mm wide at the break and 6.6mm wide above the footknob. The knob is formed of a thick semicircle set at 90 degrees to the foot and slightly wider at 8.9mm. The bow is decorated on the front with three longitudinal grooves just below the old break, below which seven transverse ridges and concomitant grooves. On the back is a large catch-plate, …
Created on: Friday 3rd January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester 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-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-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-B72B90
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2014 T543: disclaimed, returned to finder. Kingsdon, SOMERSET 2 AR siliquae to c. AD 364 Circumstances of discovery The hoard was found by Mr. [redacted] in 2014, prior to 13th August 2014, whilst metal-detecting on pasture that had previously been disturbed. The two coins were found at a depth of c. 2-3" in the same field, amongst a large number of contemporary coins in base metal. Description of the find The find consists of two silver siliquae. The latest coin is, notably, a contemporary copy of Jovian issued c. AD 363-364; this is commented on belo…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9D62EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnentius (AD 350-3), dating the period AD 351 to 352 (Reece Period 18), VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES reverse type depicting two Victories holding up one large shield containing the legend VOT V MVLT X. Mint of Amiens. RIC VIII, p. 122, no. 11
Created on: Friday 5th September 2014
Last updated: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cannington CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-978FA2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I dating to the period AD 310 to 311 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO reverse type depicting Sol standing facing, head left, chlamys draped over left shoulder, right hand raised, left hand holding up globe. Minted at Trier. RIC VI, p. 228, Trier 899.
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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