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Record ID: SOM-4E010B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Five heavily abraded body sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. All are too fragmentary to establish the form although the range of thicknesses and firing suggests more than one vessel is represented. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherds and one unusually a mid gray on the inner (abraded) face. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm, occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1.5mm, p…
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4DDBC3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Three heavily abraded body sherds and one base sherd of Roman greyware vessels. The base sherd is a small fragment from a narrow based vessel with sides that are expanding outwards at around 75 degrees to the base, probably a jar. The micaceous fabric varies from pale to mid-grey with a silty texture, abundent fine sand temper and occasional (5-10%) rounded inclusion up to 1mm, probably limestone or other grey stone. 22g in total weight.
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6EC1F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy of nummus of Valentinian I dating to AD 364 to 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting the emperor with a standard going right dragging a captive. Mint unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5CED37
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Heavily clipped Roman silver siliqua of Valens dating to the period AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting Roma seated left holding a sceptre and Victory. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-307354
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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Roman copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to AD 271 to 273 (Reece period 13). SALVS AVG reverse type depicting Salus standing facing left holding cornucopia and feeding a snake rising form an altar.
Created on: Saturday 21st July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B5638E
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy figurine of Jupiter, incomplete and unfinished. The figurine is a standing male figure, missing his lower legs and feet and left hand to old, worn beaks. The facial features are worn but he is bearded with short curly hair which is slightly thickened around the edges of the hair and comes to a thicker fringe at the forehead. The torso is inclined slightly to the left (as viewed) and his left leg is slightly bent at the knee while his right leg is straight, bending out slightly just before the break, possibly due to damage. Any evidence of genitals are covered by iron…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brompton Regis CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC6DEC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of Claudius II dating to AD 268 to 270 (Reece period 13). PAS AVGVSTI reverse depicting Pax standing facing left with branch and transverse sceptre. Minted at Rome. Normanby 918, Cunetio 2191.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F9A095
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate possibly a contemporay copy probably of Claudius II or Quintillus dating to AD 268-270 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure, right hand raised. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6A7AD0
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman lead ingot, or "pig" probably dating to the period c. AD 150-402. The ingot is rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in cross-section with rounded corners and no inscription visible on the top. The top has a raised rim around a recessed rectangular panel. The rim is also trapezoid in shape with bevelled inner and outer faces. The rim varys between 20.4 and 21mm wide on one long side 23.4 and 23.3 on other. The panel is recessed 1.8mm and 2.5mm at the ends deepening to 6.1mm in the centre. The top of the panel is ridged, the form of the ridges suggesting semi-molton lead was smoot…
Created on: Saturday 12th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1A6389
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy coin, probably a contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1A4C01
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy radiate of unclear, probably Gallic, emperor dating to AD 260 to 275 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6EC98C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and upper part of the bow of a Roman cast copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch with hinged pin dating to c. AD 60-100. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings, both slightly abraded at the ends, which are now 28.2mm wide. They have what is possibly the rusted remains of an iron axis bar for the hinge running through them and visible at the ends. The wings are decorated with pairs of incised transverse lines near the ends. There is a large transverse slot through the centre of the underside of the head, between the wings, now filled with corrosion. The bow is very broad a…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F0EE08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Gratian dating to AD 375-378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting the emperor advancing right dragging captive from the left and holding a standard. Minted at Arles. LRBC pt II no. 531.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F02B4E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantius II dating to the period AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with one standard. Mint unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-46E5B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate, probably of Allectus, dating to the period AD 293-296 (Reece period 14). PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse type, depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. The edges are badly chipped.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-385E3A
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy enamelled seal box complete with lid and base, now separate, dating to the second to third century AD. The lid is complete and formed of a flat plate, teardrop (piriform, leaf shaped) in shape with a rounded end towards the hinge narrowing down to a point at the terminal. The hinge element is an integral oval lug with a small circular piercing through it, surrounded by iron corrosion. The lug is placed transversely to the main plate, extending from the centre of the rounded end and level with the front but projecting at the back. The front of the lid is decorated w…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A977B9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman, probably South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian plate or shallow bowl of Form 18 or 18/31, dating to the mid-late 1st century, AD 70-110. The fabric is hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with occasional very fine white inclusions and sparse fine rounded black inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is where the side met the base with a distinct carination on the outer face and a incised ring on the inner face but no step. The base thickens towards the centre. The side is at least 22.5mm tall and the she…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A90753
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Roman ceramic sherd from Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) vessels or a vessel, dating c. AD 75-410. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherd. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm, occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1.5mm, possibly shell or flint, rare grey/white angular inclusions <4mm, possibly limestone. Sherd 1: A rim sherd probably from a "dog-dish" type vessel. A plain, straight sided rim sherd with e…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-55259E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy radiate or nummus of unclear emperor dating to AD 260 to 402. Unclear reverse type. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-54DA15
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II dating to the period AD 321 to 324 (Reece Period 16). CAESARVM NOSTRORVM reverse type depicting a wreath surrounding VOT X, minted at Siscia. RIC Vol. VII, 1966, p. 446, Siscia 182.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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