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Record ID: WILT-9F1DBA
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy awl of possible Bronze Age to Roman date, c. 1500 BC - AD 410. The object consists of a rod of copper alloy, sub-square in cross section at one end, tapering into a point, whilst the other end tapers slightly, but the tip appears to have been broken off, probably an old break. length 51.80 mm; width 4.40mm; thickness 4.20mm; weight 3.82g. cf. similar objects recorded on this database: WILT-897598, SWYOR-472835, WMID-7999D4.
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-AA5DE1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy coin or token of uncertain date, both faces apparently illegible, their surfaces pitted leaving raised areas around. The object measures 20.2mm in diameter and weighs 1.62g.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-994948
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A lead weight, probably a steelyard weight. The weight is an elongated pyramid with a truncated apex. There is pierced hole running from the apex to the base where it emerges slightly off- centre. The base ia sub- angular and slightly dished around a collar encircling the hole. The dishing suggests this was cast in an open mould, point downwards. THe collar indicates that the lead was still fairly soft when the hole was made. The weight is equivalent to approximately 2.5 ounces. Date: Uncertain - Medieval to Post- Medieval - c. 1400 - 1800 Dimensions: 28.72 mm x 20.64 mm x 20.74 mm Wei…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7FE35B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of clear, uncoloured glass dating from either the Roman period or Post-medieval. The fragment is very roughly triangular in shape measuring 41.5mm by 39.4mm by 29.7mm. It is of uneven thickness to a maximum of 2.3mm. The piece is curved, the degree of curvature (i.e. distance from the central part of the convex area to a line joining the furthest extremities) being c7mm. Very small air bubbles can be seen within the glass as well as specks of other material that are mostly very small though one irregular piece measures c6 x 3mm. There are faint striations created during its …
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-106642
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An irregular cast lead die of uncertain, Roman to Post Medieval, date. The die is roughly a cube with incuse dots indicating the values of each side. The die is It is 13.2mm by 13mm by 11.7mm and weighs 18.02. The sides are arranged 1 5-6-4 2 3 This means the opposing side do not add up to 7 (ie 1 is opposite 2, 5 and 4 and 6 and 3) so it does not conform to a 'regular' known pattern. Opposing faces adding to seven becomes common during the Medieval and especially Post-Medieval period with a gradual increase in standardistion, particular from the 16th century when this becomes an…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch Canonicorum CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A15D62
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete possible zoomorphic mount. At one end is a flat, trefid terminal with a central circular attachment hole retaining a long, circular sectioned rivet. The remaining part of the mount tapers to a probable break and is C-shaped in cross section, hollowed at the rear and convex along the longitudinal axis at the front. The upper surface is decorated with two small projections flanking the upper part of the C-sectioned element (possibly ears), two oval incised shapes (possibly eyes) flanking the central ridge, and two smaller incised ovals (possibly nostrils) flanking the ridge…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-205CB2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a glass vessel. The base of a blown glass phial or flask. The base is rounded at the edges and flatter with a recess on the underside. The sides taper upwards to the break. The inside of the glass is iridescent through the decay of the surface, the exterior is pitted . The glass is grey-ish in colour with abundant small air bubbles visible. Date: uncertain - Roman to Post Medieval Dimensions: 27.13 mm x 18.83 mm x 2.37 mm Weight: 8.45 g
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 8th July 2018
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Record ID: WILT-8769DD
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper-alloy ring of uncertain date. It measures 16.08mm in diameter, 3.52mm in thickness (tapering down to the points) and weighs 1.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd November 2017
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Record ID: DEV-9C7B05
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An unidentified Lead alloy object, probably of fairly recent date, but potentially older, c. AD 1400-1900. The object is incomplete, comprising of a lead alloy disc with a single surviving attachment loop. The disc is decorated, all deeply incised, with a robed figure on horseback within a circular border. The border appears to have been used as a guide to cut away much of the original circumference, with, by the orientation of the decoration, between 2 and 9 o'clock missing. The weight of the object in combination with the positioning of the loop (which is not alligned with the decor…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 26th August 2017
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Record ID: DEV-55C14F
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy ring with hexagonal cross section and slightly uneven thickness and width of unknown date. The exterior edge of the object has a slightly hexagonal plan, with two straightened parallel edges, one of which corresponding with internal wear. The object is undecorated but has prominent striations from filing in some places. Dimensions: length 30.4mm; width 28.9mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 5.37g. Such rings are largely undatable and can be as early as Iron Age, but it is most likely a Medieval to Post-Medieval horse harness ring, possibly to link two straps given its …
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: DEV-555D42
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A Lead weight of unknown date, c. AD 1200-1850. The weight is circular in plan and flat in cross section, with the upper face having a rounded edge. The weight is marked with a central, small, equal armed cross which stands slightly proud of the incuse circular field that it sits within. The cross is surrounded by four pellets, with one in each corner but all outside of the field. The reverse is plain. Dimensions: diameter 36.8mm; thickness 6.7mm; weight 41.14g.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-34E408
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-ovoid piece of burnt flint/chert, possibly used as a pot boiler. The flint has been weathered, with much of the original surface degraded. Two of the faces still retain the white crazed finish which is consistant with a heating and rapid cooling cycle. It has a length of 31.85 mm, is 29.09 mm wide and weighs 42 grams. Excavations of the Iron Age enclosure at Gussage all Saints by G.J.Wainwright recorded the use of pot boilers on Phase 3 settlement. 130L(" A skeleton on its stomach with head resting on a pile of pot boilers"). it should also be noted that flint tools from the Mes…
Created on: Monday 21st November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-61B5A5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead vessel of unknown date. The remains are 68.20mm in height, 65.70 in width and the object has walls between 2.50mm and 4mm thick. It weighs c80g. What is extant is the top part (shoulders and some part of the walls) of what appears to have been a three sided vessel, the spout still in place. The inside of the vessel shows no sign of what it might have held, or enclosed. The outside is extremely ornate, each of the three sides (only part of one still present, the other two assumed from the shape of the shoulders of the vessel) decorated with moulding of a classical…
Created on: Monday 25th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: DOR-496AA6
Object type: PIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy pin. The head is bi-lobed or heat-shaped with scored diagonal lines on both faces. Just below the head in opposite faces of the shaft are several transverse grooves. The shaft is rectangular in cross section at the head and becomes slightly more rounded towards the break. Date:Uncertain Dimensions: 37.4 mm x 11.7 mm x 2.3 mm Weight: 1.57 g
Created on: Sunday 24th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
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Record ID: WILT-8D8A16
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An unidentified object of uncertain date. The object is incomplete and made of copper alloy. It has a break at its narrower end. It is D shaped in cross-section and slightly tapering in plan view. At the broader end, which is rounded, it is decorated with a narrow groove, On the reverse flat side there is an integral sturdy loop (15 x 5mm) with very small (2.3mm) hole through its centre. The object measures 65.54mm in length, 15.21mm wide narrowing to 11.49mm, and is 3.95mm thick. It weighs 18.5 grams.
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
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Record ID: WILT-8CAB28
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper unidentified object of uncertain date. The object resembles a blade, it is thin and flat (1.98mm) in cross section. It tapers from a maximum width of 17.79mm down to a rounded end 9.42mm wide. At the wider end the object has been perforated by a small cross shaped hole, probably for attachment. The overall length is 97.05mm. It weighs 16.67 grams.
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
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Record ID: WILT-BBB2E4
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring uncertain date. The hoop is circular shape and measures 18.13mm in diameter (internal 13.29mm). The upper face is decorated with four circumferential bands formed of fine pellets. The ring was possibly gilded. The ring weighs 2.39g. It has been suggested that this object may have been a finger ring yet no direct parallels have been found for the decoration, therefore the object type has tentatively be described as a ring.
Created on: Wednesday 30th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C012CB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy object of uncertain date and function. The object consists of a broadly drop-shaped plate with an incomplete apex loop and the remains of a rivet hole on its bottom left side. The object appears to be of cast construction and has a slight inward curve along its length. The object appears to be undecorated and has a degraded green patina. It measures 43.01 mm in length, has a width at the top of 13.90 mm and 25.22mm at the base. The thickness is 2.27 mm and it weighs 11 grams.
Created on: Saturday 12th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B7A85A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment. It is possibly a spoon or pin terminal. The main body of the fragment is spherical with incised diagonal lines creating a writhen design. At one pole is a circular collar with incised girth lines. At the other pole is a tapering conical projection. There are worn breaks at both ends. Date: Roman to Post Medieval c. 50 - 1700 Dimensions: 21.40 mm x 11.15 mm Weight: 7.34 g
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th November 2015
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Record ID: SOM-4E6A9E
Object type: DIE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy die of probable Roman to medieval date (c. AD 43 - 1500). The die is cuboid in shape with the pips drilled in negative relief. The die is not "regular" meaning that the opposite faces do not add up the seven. The die appears to have a six ,five, four, three, two, and a one, however with the six opposite the five, the four opposite the two and the one opposite the three. One corner has been chipped and exhibits a white patina. The rest of the die is green/brown in colour. Such dice have been discovered in contexts ranging in date from Roman to modern times. Roman exam…
Created on: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Last updated: Friday 20th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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