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Record ID: DOR-AB6294
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, possibly a furniture fitting of a Roman date. A circular plate with a central recess around a central flat-topped boss and a central projection at the rear with iron corrosion (probably an attachment spike). The outer edge of the front of the plate is decorated with a series of concentric ridges. Reference: Crummy N, 1983 Colchester Archaeological Report 2, pg. 166, fig.203, no.4640. Date: Roman - c. AD 43 - 410 Diameter: 32.0 mm Thickness: 12.4 mm Weight: 12.69 g
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A2D44B
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete sheet copper alloy furniture fitting. A probable escutcheon for a drop-handle. The plate was broadly lozenge-shaped originally, but the two points at the side have been broken off. The remaining central part of the plate has a scalloped edges with a pierced rounded projection on the upper edge and a pierced trefoil projection from the lower edge. The pierced holes are both small and circular. The lower one is countersunk.The front is decorated with incised lines and stamped rings of two sizes, sometimes one set inside the other. The pattern of these is roughly symmetrica…
Created on: Friday 22nd April 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
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Record ID: SOM-E6C29A
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy furniture or box mount of probable Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). The mount is discoidal in shape with a a flat top -now bent at one side-, and a narrower central portion ( 5.9mm thick ) The reverse exhibits a cylindrical lug measuring 6.0mm in diameter which widens into a circular terminal measuring 12.5mm. The object has a smooth dark green patina. The furniture fitting measures 12.61mm in diameter, is 5.9mm thick and weighs 4.32g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E4D111
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Roman copper alloy furniture mount, dating to the period c. AD 43-410. The fitting is circular in plan and consists of a dished upper disc 13.94mm in diameter which narrows into the conical shaft which exhibits two incised concentric grooves. It then expands into a collar 7.23mm in diameter. The shaft then narrows to a diameter of 5.93mm before widening into the bevelled lower disc which measures 13.08mm in diameter. The underside of the lower disc exhibits the corroded remains of a rectangular iron rivet. It is very similar in style to items already recorded on the PAS
Created on: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-56AEA5
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman furniture fitting. Thefitting is roughly globe shaped with three depressions round the sides and one on top which flattens the top. At the base, there is evidence of an iron attachment spike. The patina is mainly dark green with lighter green areas and the metal pin or loop at the bottom is corroded.
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: HAMP-6A3756
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval/ Early Modern (1650-1800) copper alloy openwork mount probably from furniture, with very worn damage to the edge. It is very flat (perhaps flattened) with a central circular hole (4mm diameter), with traces of iron staining to both front and back around it. The edge is scalloped with four equidistant triangular holes set between the central hole and the edge. Around is stamped decoration in the form of numerous small circles and open half circles. Measures 36.77mm in diameter and 1.6mm thick. Weighs 8.31g.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FAFD75
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A curvilinear copper-alloy coat hook or other furniture fitting, with a heron-like bird's head terminal. The attachment end is flared and rectangular with the remnants of an iron spike.Modern, 18th to 19th century. Fragments of such finds have in the past proved hard to identify, and so this example has been included on the database for illustrative purposes. See also SOM-6B52C5, NCL-775DF4, NMS-FA74E3 and NMS-558573.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 24th October 2013
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Record ID: SOM-6BF3C1
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern (1700-1900) copper alloy sheet fitting, possibly a handle from furniture or part of a pulley system. The piece is made of two pieces of copper alloy sheet wrapped around an iron core, probably originally an attachment rivet. A strip of sheet is bent around in a ring with an indented centre and flaring edges, giving it a V shaped section; where the ends join iron corrosion has pushed them out and apart. One side of this ring is open with the iron projecting from the centre. The other side is covered by a disk of copper alloy sheet with a projecting dimple in the centre and the r…
Created on: Monday 1st August 2011
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7C09E2
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast pewter drawer handle of post-medieval date. It is an octofoil shaped handle with a central boss and the shank is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-180E86
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead door handle with domed front and circular central boss. Broken circular shank at the back and traces of lacquer on front surface. Post Medieval date (c.18th century).
Created on: Monday 19th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-597846
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible drawer pull dating from the late medieval or early post-medieval period.
Created on: Friday 16th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Toller Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1611
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy object. Fragment of possible decorative MOUNT.Half of a probably sub-angular disc of lead alloy with cast decoration on one surface. The decoration appears to be an urn-like or baluster shape. The object has been cut in half. The back is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 12th November 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR786
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy mount of uncertain function. Possibly part of a keyhole escutcheon. Irregular curvilinear outline. Two attachment holes remain.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET TARRANT LAUNCESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR406
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy zoomorphic furniture fitting. Part of tracery? Moulded form of eagle's head on curvilinear shaft with two hooked protrusions along back.
Created on: Wednesday 5th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WARMWELL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR335
Object type: FURNITURE FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Claw and ball foot. Neo-classical. Possibly from a clock or small casket.
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET OWERMOIGNE', grid reference and parish protected.


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