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Record ID: DOR-C40540
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper-alloy sword pommel cap of the 'cocked hat' type. The pommel cap is an elongate, rectangular based pyramidal form.The underside is deeply hollow. At one short side is the remnant of an integral attachment lug with a ridge behind it along the edge, the opposite side imore damaged, but retains traces of a ridge along the edge. The two long faces of the pyramid are decorated with an incised double stranded framing band. Date: Early Medieval - c. 410 - 720 Dimensions: 39 mm x 14 mm x 17 mm Weight: 14.46 g Several similar pommel caps are recorded on the PAS database - e…
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8BA408
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy cross-guard (quillon) from a sword or possibly a dagger. The object is probably one side of the original guard, it is longitudinal and curved with an expanding rounded terminal creating a downward curving guard. At the opposing end is a crude break, the cross section is C-shaped, at the mid-point it has a sub-angular section, at the tip is has an oval section. It is flat on top with a groove part way along the underside (extending from the break) and tapers slightly to the rounded terminal. Edwin Wood suggests it is likely dating to c.1300-1500 but possibly m…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: IARCH-12E410
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Iron sword blade, according to description of finders. Could also be a currency bar.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Minchington Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B4D511
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy sword blade. A short section of blade with a broad, convex-surfaced mid-rib on either face, flanked by a pair of vertical grooves. Either side of this mid-rib the thickness gradually tapers towards the cutting edge. The blade is broken at either end. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BC Dimensions: 52.06 mm x 33.81 mm x 8.60 mm Weight: 43.78 g This is probably a fragment from a 'Carp's tongue' type sword and probably dating to between c. 1000 and c. 800 BC (Ewart Park Metalwork phase, Needham's Period 7 (Metalworking stage XII)). Similar fragm…
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Knighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-261B66
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy sword pommel. A truncated bi-conical, sub-circular pommel with a tapering rectangular hole from to to bottom. The aperture tapers upwards and would have held the tapering tang of a sword. In cross section the pommel is hexagonal. The alloy is quite light weight and the surface is a dull grey in places, suggesting the prescence of tin. Date: Medieval - c. 1275 - 1500 Dimensions: 52.02 x 45.53 x 40.12 mm Weight: 136.69 g This is a "wheel" type pommel (typeVIII) as recorded in the Museum of London collections (Ward-Perkins, 1940, Medieval Catalogue, P.22, fig 1). A si…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Magdalen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FD3CE4
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three pieces of a cast copper alloy sword. A Ewart Park type.The pieces comprise two blade sections and a part of the hilt (the incomplete handle plate and shoulders). The butt of the handle plate is missing. The handle plate and shoulders have flattened outer edges. The shoulders are angled outward to the top of the blade. There are two circular holes on each side towards the edge of the shoulders. All the pieces have a wide mid rib along the blade, thinning towards the outer edges to form a lentoid profile. The mid rib is continuous between the shoulders and along the remaining sect…
Created on: Wednesday 9th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Bredy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-840FB8
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy pommel (end-cap) from a post-medieval sword. The upper surface of the cap is roughly circular (38.55 by 35.05mm). It features a central circular protrusion (Dia.: c. 11.05mm, H.: 4.2mm) with a central hole (Dia.: 4.1mm), for the tang. At the base this protrusion is decorated with a ring of punched annulets. Around it, at the cardinal points, are, alternately, moulded cherubic faces and fleurs-de-lis. The faces are identical and well rendered, with eyes, nose, mouth and hair all moulded. Between each moulding is a crudely incised lozenge with double lines; this has …
Created on: Monday 12th November 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 28th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringwood CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E38574
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded fragment of the blade from a cast copper alloy sword or rapier, probably of late Bronze Age date. The fragment is 44.9mm long, 26.9mm wide, 5.9mm thick at the widest point and weighs 32.3g. The fragment has a patchy mid to dark green patina, although much of the surface and edges is damaged.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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