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Record ID: DOR-FFDCF4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A gold quarter noble of Edward III (1327 -1377) Treaty series with no mark before E dating to 1363 -1369. Minted at London. North 1243-1246. Date: Medieval. Diameter: 19.58 mm. Thickness: 0.64 mm. Weight: 1.86 g.
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: DOR-9025AC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age early uninscribed British South Western B 'Chute' type gold stater. Obverse: Stylised wreath and crescents. Reverse: Stylised horse, head to left, pellets above, pellets with spiral arms below. Reference: Van Arsdell 1205; BMC 35-76 cf no.57; ABC 746 ; Allen BRI B; Evans B5 ; Mack 32Date: Late Iron Age - c. 80 - 60 BC Diameter: 19.60 mm Weight: 6.03 g Die axis: 6 Coins of this type were produced in the Dorset-Wiltshire-Isle of Wight area in around 80-60 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-654171
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold noble, Henry V / Henry VI mule dating to AD c.1422 to 1425. Henry V Class F obverse / Henry VI Annulet issue reverse. Minted at London. North (1991:69 and 73) No. 1374 / 1414. One edge of the coin has been bent forward.
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-4CEC5A
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description A complete post-Medieval gold finger ring. The ring has a hexagonal bezel, set with a finely faceted garnet which projects from the bezel; convex in profile. Each lateral face of the bezel is decorated with a rectangular facet, with a lower border in slight relief, with a central upwards pointed projection. The underside of the bezel is 'keeled' and faceted, with each bearing a foliate motif left reserved against a niello inlaid field. The hoop is circular in cross-section, with shoulders decorated in the same fashion. Dimensions: 22.37 mm x 6.39 mm W…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D01838
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T299: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A gold finger ring of likely medieval date. The integral circular hoop is largely plain, with a significant dent in one side, obscuring the original diameter. The cross section is broadly D-shaped, with a flat internal surface, though becoming increasingly rounded towards the base of the hoop. In width, the hoop tapers from 2.4mm just below the elaborated shoulders to 1.1mm at the base of the hoop, in thickness the hoop reduces from 1.2mm below the shoulders to 0.9mm at the base. The shoulders bifurcate, with the res…
Created on: Thursday 30th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stinsford CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FE3AD4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half sovereign of Henry VIII (issued posthumously under Edward VI) dating to 1547 - 1549. Mint marks: E/E. E below reverse shield. Southwark mint. Reference: North Vol. II No. 1866 Diameter: 29.2 mm Weight: 6.03 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buckland Newton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FF12E5
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piddletrenthide, Dorset: The six coins are all ancient British gold staters dating to the first half of the first century BC. All are of the same type, class I coinage, (c.80-50 BC), gold Staters: abstract wreathed head / reverse abstract horse right, with numerous large pellets, 'eye' with pellet border behind (ABC 515; Sills 457-9; BM cf. 1986,0413.1-2). Sills type 457-9 is regarded by John Sills as probably the earliest British gold coinage. Weights (in plate order): 1) 6.63g; 2) 6.45g; 3) 6.42g; 4) 6.49g; 5) 6.33g; 6) 6.45g
Created on: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-69A89D
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval gold finger ring with black namel decoration, mourning ring dated to 1717. The ring is D-shaped in cross section with a flat inner side. The inner side is inscribed: I . W. obijt . 9 Apr 1717 . etatis sua . 71 with an widened shaded capital I and contraction line over the p in Apr. This can be expanded and traslated as: I W died 9th April 1717 at the age of 71. The outer side is decorated with raised foliate designs and one large four petalled flower. There is a skull to one side marked by the triangular nose pit, circular eye pits with cross extending from the inner sid…
Created on: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-77185F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold strip brooch dating to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. The brooch comprises a flat, elongated lozengiform plate, slightly asymmetrical in shape, tapering towards wire-like terminals which have been hammered into a square section. One terminal forms a closed loop and the other an open hook, representing the remains of a pin mechanism. The front of the plate is decorated with a border of triangular notches, irregularly spaced and sized. Some heavy scratches are present. The back of the brooch is undecorated. This brooch can be categorised as Weetch's (2013) Type 31.B, …
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: BUC-CA81D2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age gold stater of the Belgae tribe, dating to c.65-40 BC. Chute type. VA 1205, BMC 36, S 22.
Created on: Monday 16th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6463EE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale gold stater of the British Iron Age. SW uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. There is a stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. References: ABC 2157, BMC 2525-2546 Date: Late Iron Age - c.60-20BC Diameter: 16.16 mm Weight: 6.04 g
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-D676C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Angel of Edward V dating to 1483. Minted in London. Half sun and half rose initial marks. Letter E and a rose flanking the ship's mast on the reverse. The coin is bent. Reference : North Volume II, number 1670 Date: Late Medieval Diameter: 26.96 mm Weight: 5.02 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-724323
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half guinea of George III (1760-1820) dated 1801 on coin. Reverse crowned shield in Carter. Seaby 2000, pg.359, no.3736. Date: Post medieval. Diameter: 20.28mm. Weight: 4.20g. Die axis: 12.
Created on: Saturday 12th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-4A83E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold quarter laurel of James I dating to 1617-1625. North 2118. Initial mark: lis. Date: Post Medieval. Diameter: 21.2mm. Thickness: 0.4mm. Weight: 2.14g. Die axis: 4.
Created on: Saturday 29th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th January 2018
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Record ID: GLO-76F96C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription 'As . God . Hath . apointed . so . am . I . contented'. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Originally circular this finger ring is now slightly squished. Discussion: Two examples are recorded on the British Museum database which have a similar inscription albeit with slight variations on the spelling 1961,1202.201 As God hath appoynted I am contented' and 1961,1202.202 '* 8 As . god hath apoynted, so am I Contented' and have been given a general 17th-18th century date. Two fur…
Created on: Wednesday 19th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-2DB6DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold inscribed Iron Age stater of Verica (c.AD 10-40) of the Atrebates tribe, Verica Warrior Rex type with COM.F obverse; ABC 1190; Hobbs 1146-1153.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
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Record ID: SUSS-8D9CDB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete medieval gold half-sovereign of Henry VIII (1509-47), Third coinage (c.1544-1547; Norrth 1827; Spink 2295), Tower mint, initial mark: pellet-in-annulet. Ref: North 1991: 113. Obverse; King enthroned, holding orb and sceptre, rose at feet. Reverse; crowned royal arms supported by rampant lion and griffin, HR at base. The coin is well preserved, though bent at a c. 45 degree angle along its central axis due to post-depositional damage.
Created on: Monday 26th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-324B57
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Report to H. M. Coroner on find of potential Treasure: Middle Bronze Age torc fragment (2003 T19) Fragment of one end of a four-flange twisted torc consisting of part of the body and plain terminal; the greater part of the terminal is missing. The break at the terminal end is rough; at the body end the piece appears to have been cut by blow(s) from something like a chisel. It is likely to have been broken, and probably folded, in antiquity. Maximum length (as folded) 24mm; maximum thickness (flange to flange) 8mm; thickness at terminal 5mm, weight 12.95 grams. Identificati…
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1C9061
Object type: JEWELLERY FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of an item of jewellery of composite construction. It comprises an irregularly shaped pale gold collet containing a dark blue cabochon stone. Around the stone is a frame of pale gold sheet metal set into a hollow dished "bezel", itself filled with a dark substance (?niello), all surrounded by a beaded border. The rear of this has a bevelled edge and a central raised pellet. Projecting from two opposites sides of this element are thin, flat "arms", possibly the remnants of the frame of a brooch.Dimensions: 10.78 mm x 6.90 mm x 3.81 mm Wei…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Crawford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-386489
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T24: Disclaimed and returned to finder Description: A gold stirrup-shaped finger ring. The finger ring exhibits a slender D-shaped loop which rises from the shoulders into a pointed rectangular bezel 3.72mm in width with a collet comprising four projecting claws and a central ovular recess to hold a stone or glass setting (now missing). There are no markings on the band. Dimensions: The finger ring measures 28.14mm in length, 21.02mm in diameter (19.03mm internal diameter), 8.40mm maximum thickness, 0.93mm minimum thickness and weighs 6.83g. Discussion: Oma…
Created on: Monday 11th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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