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Record ID: WILT-3695F2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified Late Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy object, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1750. The object consists of a rectangular strip of copper alloy, sub-rectangular in cross section, tapering into an upwards curving hook at one end; the other is truncated by an old break. One face of the object is decorated with obliquely angled incised lines. Length: 50.3mm; width 5.2mm; thickness 3.9mm; weight 3.16g. The incomplete nature of this object makes a certain identification difficult, it may potentially be a harbick, or similar, although the angle of the hook does not appe…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-196E54
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Object 1: An unidentified lump of copper alloyDate:Dimensions: 11.9mm x 4.6mm.Weight: 1.50g. Object 2: An unidentified lump of copper alloy. Date: Dimensions: 8mm x 5.62mm. Weight: 1.24g.
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-E8D609
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy leaf shaped object, possibly a fragment of harness pendant .The object has the shape of an unsymmetrical leaf with a stem, it has a slightly convex upper surface with traces of gilding. The reverse is flat Date: Roman to Post Medieval Dimensions: 26.95mm x 24.60mm x 3.47mm Weight: 7.22g A possible parallel on the PAS databse can be seen: BH-131504 which is of a Roman date although the pendant could also date to a post medieval period.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-7DC3D2
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified copper alloy object, probably of Early Iron Age date. The object is irregular in plan, consisting of a central triangular element, oval in cross section and with a concave socket at its mouth. There is a pronounced V-shaped indentation on either face at the opening. From either edge of the central socketed-element expands a C-shaped projection. The lower arms of these projections are plano-convex in cross section, with the interior face flat and the exterior face cast into a series of transverse ribs, and taper to a point. These are continuous with the upper arms, narr…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-8769DD
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WILT-B1A4EE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object which is probably early medieval in date, c. AD 600-800. The object appears to be complete. The object may be a clothing or belt hook in the shape of a zoomorphic fish possibly in Oseberg style. The object has a curvilinear outline. At one end, there is a bifurcated tail with one half of the tail curving round with a hole in the centre, this hole was probably an attachment loop. The object continues to curve round and broadens out. There are three triangular and trapezoid shapes with incised lines following the curve of the lower edge. There is then …
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-C9AEF1
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a possible buckle plate dating to 1066-1900. The main body is lozenge shaped, with bevelled edges extending diametrically with two rectangular protruding corners which taper into curved bars, one curves upwards and the other curves downwards. On the front of the plate there is a central circular indentation surrounded by a ring, leading from this ring from top to bottom and left to right are two uniformed lines of four triangular shaped indentations, the lines of decorations leading to the curved bars at the sides are slightly curved to follow. The rev…
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-8D8A16
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: DOR-0461D5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 17th century copper alloy 'key-shaped' hinged fitting with punched annulet and curving groove decoration. The piece comprises of an oval plate decorated with a tulip design at the centre with a line of punched annulets vertically arranged in its centre. Projecting from one side of the oval element is a a rectangular plate with a scalloped edges along the sides and a trefoil end. On the reverse there are bent spikes (incomplete) in a horizontal row, two to either end of the oval plate and one behind the trefoil terminal. The decoration is similar to buttons in Read, B, 2004, Metal Bu…
Created on: Saturday 21st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th January 2017
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Record ID: SUR-CDF611
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Modern cylindrical copper alloy container, the base of which shows a prancing horse going left. The container is 45mm long and approximately 21mm in diameter. It has a separate lid with a six point star on its inner face. In the interior is a 'nest' of multi-leafed paper wrapped in string. Within this paper is a light brown powdery substance of unknown origin. The purpose of this object has been much discussed but remains mysterious.
Created on: Thursday 31st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th 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: PUBLIC-4FA36A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A unidentified sheet copper-alloy object similar to NLM-EC0EF4 ( also unknown) and probably of a medieval date. The piece comprises a sub-oval plate which has a rectangular aperture at its centre, and tapers into a hooked bottom end. Iron corrosion surrounds the aperture.
Created on: Sunday 26th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-CDB977
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three pieces of rolled up lead recovered with the hoard.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melcombe Horsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-32904A
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 rectangular 'bar' with a series of flattened baluster mouldings decorating its upper surface. At either end is s flat-sectioned terminal with rounded end and the in situ remains of a corroded iron rivet. The reverse of the piece is flat and plain. Length: 50.76 mm. Width: 6.30 mm. Thickness: 1.00 mm. Weight: 1.948 grams.
Created on: Thursday 18th December 2014
Last updated: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-52C762
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Potential Treasure Report for HM Coroner 2014 T256: A possible Bronze Age gold band or 'ribbon' from Dorset Circumstances of discovery: A possible Bronze Age plain gold band or 'ribbon' was found before the 16th of December 2014 in the course of metal detecting on cultivated land. The band was found in the top soil and reportedly at a depth of c.6 inches (15cms). Description: The plain band has a number of creases and four notable distortions positioned relatively uniformly along its length, and was originally folded or rolled, having been unrolled after discovery (reported…
Created on: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2A2D87
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sheet of yellow metal folded into a flattened tube and pinched at each end.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 30th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-BE8B95
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon/Early medieval gold thread found during an archaeological excavation by AC Archaeology in 2009. A single tiny fragment of gold thread was recovered during the process of soil sampling of the fill of a small pit or post hole F328, which also contained a small quantity (12 sherds) of late Saxon/early Medieval pottery and two iron nails. The thread measures 3.5mm in length and less than 1mm in thickness. The fragment of gold thread from Barton Hill would therefore qualify as Treasure under two of the stipulated criteria of the Treasure Act: it is more than 300 years old and…
Created on: Friday 3rd August 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shaftesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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