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Record ID: WAW-4B7FA1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a vessel lid. It is sub circular in plan, with a sub-semi circular platform protruding from one edge. There are at least 5 very small angular protrusions which are probably decorative. The upper surface is slightly convex, the under surface is concave. Only the upper surface is decorated. The decoration is in the form of ‘ring and dots’ forming a border around the edge, and an inner circle which has trefoils of ‘ring and dot’ designs in the centre. There are also two fine concentric grooves between the inner and outer ‘ring and dot’ borders. The semi-circular …
Created on: Friday 11th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-2DCB21
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy jug handle. A curvilinear/leaf-shaped lower terminal escutcheon with relief decoration of two human feet. There are traces of solder at the back where the escutcheon would have attached to the body of the jug and the surface is keyed by diagonal scoring to improve adherance. The escutcheon is slightly curved to accomodate the curve of the jug to which it was attached. Date: Roman - possibly 1st to 2nd century Dimensions: 49.33 mm x 33.59 mm x 5.67 mm Weight: 21.62 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-0FE673
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The broken terminal end of a Roman copper alloy patera (skillet) handle. The sides of the handle taper towards the break with a double grooved linear border on either side. The terminal of the handle is circular with a beaded border running around its circumference, the centre is pierced for suspension and also has a beaded rim around its edge. A good parallel for this handle is provided by a complete vessel from Gloucestershire recorded on the database as GLO-048BB1. The handle would originally have been cast as one with the vessel. However, there is evidence for re-use. the broken e…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-3D4E75
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible vessel foot. Cast copper alloy. The object has an oval cross section, is waisted and has a rounded bi-lobed terminal. In overall shape it is reminiscent of a bone from mammal phalanges (finger or toe bone). The surface of the other terminal is irregular and rough suggesting this was attached to another object, possibly as a foot for a vessel or other object. Date: Possibly Roman, but it could be as late as Post Medieval Dimensions: 16.09 mm x 14.25 mm x 11.99 mm Weight: 8.21 g
Created on: Monday 18th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 18th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-AB4E81
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy jug, with one handle. One of three containers for the Dorchester hoard found in 1936 (IARCH-5E5FEF). It was recorded as having a height of 1 foot 3/4 inches and a diameter at the top of 4 3/4 in. and at the base 4 in. Its maximum diameter was 7 inches. The handle was decorated with a vine branch and attached to the rim by two duck's beaks and to the body by a Silenus mask. Elements of the decoration were picked out in silver inlay. It had three soldered feet that had become detached. The VCH reference below notes "The blister feet are unusual but the jug is of Wheeler's …
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-AB5BAC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy basin or bowl. One of three containers for the Dorchester hoard found in 1936 (IARCH-5E5FEF). It was recorded as having a diameter of 1 ft 4 in. and a height of 6 in. with a footstand 1 in. high.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-3BB717
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy twist handle. It has a twisted sectioned bar which has been beaten out to a flat tang at one end. The function is uncertain, but is likely to be part of a handle. Not closely datable
Created on: Friday 6th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shapwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-53DF91
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman vessel foot, probably from a bucket. These items were used in sets of three to protect the bases of Roman cast or sheet bronze vessels, in particular buckets (Jackson 1990, 46). The foot has a slightly curving rectangular shape, which would have corresponded to the size of the base of the vessel it supported. In this case the bucket's base must have been around 18 cm in diameter. There are two opposing kidney-shaped perforations through the centre of the object and at each end is a cut away stepped notch. One side of the object is flat, but the other has a lon…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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