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Record ID: DOR-0ACED8
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possible copper alloy pendant. One face is decorated with low recesses of concentric circles and metal reserves in three groups, the central recess of each is deeper than the outer ones. The reverse is undecorated and there is a break at the base. There is some edge damage and a slight sprue around the edges. Similar to BERK-C2648C. Date: Roman Length: 22.18 mm. Width: 23.74 mm. Thickness: 3.44 mm. Weight: 4.78 g.
Created on: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-1B7E81
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The pendant (1) was discovered during building of a new trackway by Mr. Doyle. Subsequently Bournemouth University undertook a small-scale excavation, which recovered all other items listed (2-4). Recorded by C. A. Hayward Trevarthen (Finds Liaison Officer).Description: A small assemblage probably from an early Anglo-Saxon female grave, comprising: A gold and gemstone-set pendant A pair of incomplete silver crescent-shaped objects An annular blue-glass bead Fragments of a bone comb (1) Gold and garnet pendant A disc-shaped pendant of pale gold sheet, with filigree ornament and…
Created on: Thursday 12th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-173265
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Report to H.M. Coroner Potential Treasure of possible Bronze Age pendant from Charminster, Dorset Treasure case: 2006 T380 Circumstances of discovery Found in September 2004 while using a metal detector; it was 'a few inches deep' in a field of stubble. Description A cigar-shaped strip of gold with sub-square terminals. The two long sides are asymmetric, one being more bowed than the other, but this may be due to a stronger buckle affecting the latter. The strip thins to either terminal, but the long edges have marginal lipping from edge finishing. The perforation is…
Created on: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-DE5AC2
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete silver pendant cross. The pendant is cruciform with a flat roundel at its centre from which three rectangular sectioned arms terminating in globular knops. The fourth arm from the top of the pendant forms an integral oval suspension loop with wide circular perforation. The central roundel is engraved on both sides with a central plain equal-arm cross inside an oulined cross comprised of four sets of rightangles lines at each corner. Around the outside is a wavy line circular frame. Discussion: Pendants of similar shape but with an inscription in place of the cross …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheselbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-58EF20
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A oval silver hollow framed pendant set with a green intaglio with what appears to be a figure of Mercury. The loop is circular with a rat tail finish set vertically down the back of the pendant. The intaglio is crimped into position with a beaded border below the rim. The loop shows little wear. Report by James Robinson (Curator of Later Medieval Collections) and Richard Hobbs (Curator of Romano-British Collections) - British Museum: A medieval pendant, set with a green Classical gem (possibly jasper) engraved with a nude male figure standing facing with head right (his head is p…
Created on: Saturday 8th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B80705
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval pendant set with an intaglio of green stone. The mount frames the stone leaving the reverse exposed. On the front are inscribed the words "+: A: +: G: +: L: +: A:" "AGLA" was a popular amuletic charm in the Middle Ages. It signifies "ATHE GEBIR LEILAN ADONI" "(Thou Art Mighty For Ever, Oh Lord"). The charm was invoked to prevent fever. The reverse of the mount has scalloped edging. The stone is exposed deliberately to provide contact between it and the skin of the wearer. The stone, along with the inscription, is likely to have had magical significance. The intaglio…
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 11th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osmington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-2487A4
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
(?) Badge or medallion held by keyhole-shaped clasp at top and with six holes/piercings: the main devices on each side are unclear - the second is possibly the upper part of a crowned angel with spread wings and holding a sword upright; the first legend reads 'THE WATER[-----]'.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mosterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-A8DD87
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gilded cast copper alloy bell-shaped openwork pendant of sixth century date. The pendant has a vertical line of symmetry and measures 51.44mm in length, 40.2mm in width and 3.45mm in thickness. It weighs 19.09g. The upper section is gilded and is decorated with two symmetrical beasts in Salin's animal style I, each looking downwards with widely gaping double-strand jaws, which scroll outwards at the ends. The upper jaws are particularly tightly scrolled, with two complete turns. Each animal has a raised circular eye with a central dot contained within an angled double-strand headf…
Created on: Friday 17th March 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weymouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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