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Record ID: DOR-E54451
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy trapezoidal double-looped buckle with an integral centre bar and a separately applied pin. The frame is rectangular with pointed projections at the centre of each of the short outer edges, each with a transverse central groove.. The corners have expanded, rounded knops and there is a rounded knop at either end of the centre bar. The apertures are trapezoidal. The frame is undecorated and rectangular in cross section.The centre bar is narrowed from the frame and trapezoidal in cross section, The rear face is flat and undecorated. The pin is tapering with the wide…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-D4FCEA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Part of a complete copper alloy knife handle and the iron knife tang of post-medieval date, circa AD 1756 - 1763.The handle is comprised of two sub-rectangular strips of metal each broken at one end, one currently longer than the other. The missing end would have been the terminal of the handle, the remaining end would have been where the handle met the blade. At this end the plates are riveted together with a circular copper alloy rivet. Part of the iron knife blade and flat tang is retained by the rivet. This is presumably the remains of the knife blade. The plates are decorated alon…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-B02895
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete post-medieval copper alloy book clasp, probably dating to c. 1500-1650. The front plate of the clasp survives. It is rectangular in shape, narrowing to a slimmer rectangle, before flaring to an elaborate terminal which is triangular in shape, with four triangular notches placed in two pairs on the terminal end. At the opposite end is a flattened rectangular curved attachment hook, which curves over to the reverse. The reverse itself is marked by the degraded base of a further point of attachment, approximately 1/3 of the way along the length of the clasp. The clasp is d…
Created on: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-90653A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Post-medieval silver three halfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dated AD 1561 on coin. Initial mark pheon, minted at London. North, (1991, p.135), no.2000.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-904AD0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Post-medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I dating to AD 1636 to 1638. Group D, initial mark tun. Minted at London. North (1991, 162) no. 2257.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stourton Caundle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-53C5AB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Possibly a cast copper alloy fragment from a two-part handle from a drinking vessel (probably a tankard) of probable post medieval date (cAD1600 to 1800). The fragment consists only of the thumb rest. One end is a square based straight sided flat plate with two holes with the broken copper alloy rivets still in place. Above this, along the straight top edge, is the groove for the thumb rest bar. The piece then has a sub-rectangular flat tab with convex curved outer sides and corners which narrow in the centre of the outer edge to form a rounded knop. In the centre of the thumb rest bar…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5325C5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A post-medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to cAD1500 - AD1650. The loops are both oval in shape and with the outer edge extended into a point with a transverse notch for the pin, one is slightly chipped at the point. The pin is missing. There is a patinated break through one loop but it is only slightly distorted. The buckle has a shiny brown patina, especially on the convex front but is plain on the flat back. It measures 39.81mm in length, 22.88mm in width, 2.69mm in thickness and weighs 4.72g. A similar example can be found in Whitehead (2003:55) no.315 which he sugges…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C1DFBE
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A post-medieval copper-alloy Nuremberg jetton issued by Wolf Lauffer II (AD 1612-1651). Allegorical type. Dating from c. 1625 to 1651. Obverse: A man in Spanish costume (stylistically dating from c. 1625), standing, facing; in his right hand he holds up a goblet, in his left a candlestick; from his right wrist hangs a chain and watch, from his left a bag of money; under his feet are scales. Legend (in two concentric circles): ICH . HAB . DIE . ANGENEME . KVNST . DIE . MACHT . GERECHTIK . V . GVNST . / WOLF . LAVFFER . RECHPFENGMACHER. Which can be translated as: I have the agreeable s…
Created on: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 28th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milton on Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-7F30A3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An copper alloy openwork strap fitting. The fitting is an elongated triangular shape with a fleur de lis terminal at the apex. There are circular apertures through the side elements of the lis. Below the apex is a chevron shaped aperture pointing upwards. Towards the base is a large circular aperture. At the base is a rectangular lobe. The plate is slightly convex on the front. At either end on the flat rear of the mount are two small integral attachment spikes, both are bent outwards towards their respective ends. Date: Post-Medieval - c.1600 - 1700 Dimensions: 32.41 mm x 13.40 mm x 5…
Created on: Saturday 16th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: DOR-7DC057
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy farthing token issued in Dorchester for the use of the poor. Obverse: A DORCHESTER FARTHING - around HD 1669 Reverse: THE ARMES OF DORCHESTER -a castle of five towers with the royal arms. Reference: Boyne/Williamson, Volume I, Dorset No.3 Date: Post Medieval - 1669 Diameter: 21.57 mm Weight: 2.11 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Saturday 16th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: SOM-68CAAE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by the Corporation of Blandford Forum in Dorset, Williamson Dorset 9, dating to AD 1669 (on token). Ref: Williamson (1891, 171).
Created on: Friday 15th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: SOM-2C5AC7
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast copper-alloy spherical crotal bell of post-medieval date. The bell comprises two hemispherical domes with a raised circumferential join. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes, one larger than the other, with a rectangular loop projecting from the top between them. The loop is formed of an angular bar of rectangular cross-section and is 11.02mm high, 16.01mm wide and 3.91mm thick. The curve of the bell continues under the loop aperture. The lower hemisphere, has a long, wide sound slit with circular holes at the ends. This is set at right angles to the holes in the up…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-8768A1
Object type: CANDLE SNUFFER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy candle snuffer element, probably of 17th century date. The object consists of a sub-triangular L-sectioned open box The front plate is triangular with a curved base and is moulded with a facing human bust set within a possible halo type motif. Above the human face is a possible plant or perhaps candle motif. The upper face projects slightly over the sides creating a flange. The back is hollow and undecorated. There are sides along one edge ansd the base of the plate, There are two broken tabs projection from the lower edge of the longest side.The object …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-71FFD1
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-medieval copper alloy Nuremberg jetton issued by Hans Krauwinckel II (AD 1586-1635). Rose / Orb, GOTES REICH BLIBT EWICK, type, depicting a rose surrounded by three fleur-de-lis alternating with three crowns on the obverse and the imperial orb within a three arched tressure on the reverse. Mitchiner (1988) no. 1540-1552.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-707528
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Post-medieval copper-alloy 17th century trade token farthing issued by John Grenway of Crewkerne in Somerset, Williamson Somerset 109 dating to 1648 to 1672. Williamson (1891, 978).
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-F43B44
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to 1570-2. An example of North Type 2001 (2006:135). Castle initial mark. London mint. 16.2mm in diameter, 0.4mm thick, weighing 0.94g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-F3B4A4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A post medieval cast lead alloy miniature vessel, dating to c. AD 1700-1750. The vessel was originally open in profile, having a circular base with the vessel body flaring to a wider rim. It has been compressed and one side is now folded inwards, although the original base area remains relatively unaffected. The rim surface itself is decorated with a motif of repeated raised circles, which continue around the full circumference of the vessel. No other decoration survives, but a possible attachment point is visible on the flat side, where two circular impressions are visible. On one of…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-3695F2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified Late Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy object, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1750. The object consists of a rectangular strip of copper alloy, sub-rectangular in cross section, tapering into an upwards curving hook at one end; the other is truncated by an old break. One face of the object is decorated with obliquely angled incised lines. Length: 50.3mm; width 5.2mm; thickness 3.9mm; weight 3.16g. The incomplete nature of this object makes a certain identification difficult, it may potentially be a harbick, or similar, although the angle of the hook does not appe…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-CED983
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval (1600-1800) high-tin copper-alloy composite two-piece button, consisting of the discoidal front plate only. It is domed in shape and hollow to the reverse with traces of iron corrosion. The front is decorated with pairs of grooves forming a central triangle, the points of which are filled with numerous parallel grooves leaving an undecorated triangle at the centre. Two pairs of angled grooves create further triangles of isoceles form using the edges of the central triangle as their base; the inside of these are also filled with parallel grooves. The object m…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-CECC9F
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy post-medieval (1600-1700) strap fitting or dress hook, probably from a sword belt or baldrick. The tag would have had a separate back plate and looped attachment, both now missing. The hook is missing its tip. The plate is circular, domed with three longitudinal facets and hollow to the reverse. One end has a circular attachment-knop with central in situ iron rivet (2.8mm diameter) and smaller finial knop, extending from a transverse rib. From the opposite end extends a solid transverse ridge with a 4.1mm diameter copper alloy rivet head to the reverse, holdi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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