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Record ID: DOR-B87129
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Two sherds of unglazed earthernware. Both sherds have reduces grey cores and dense fine sand temper with sparse calcareous inclusions. One is a rim sherd with an internal and external bead from a cooking jar (10 g) with a buff interior surface and oxidised orange-pink exterior surface. The other (4 g ) is an undiagnostic body sherd with buff margins. The sherds are very abraded. Handmade. Date: Medieval 13th - 14th century Weight: 14 g
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-55F101
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An almost complete enamelled disc brooch. The pin is broken. The plate of the brooch is circular and flat. It is decorated with two fields of enamel. The outer field is framed by a metal reserve around the circumference of the disc and is bounded on the inside by another reserve in the form of a five pointed star with a pellet end to each point and incurved edges. There are traces of turquoise-green enamel in in this field. Inside this is another recess around a central pellet of reserved metal. This area retains traces of red enamel The rear of the plate is flat and undecorated with …
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-55B86B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A large copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. A Dolphin type. The pin is missing. The wigs are semi-cylindrical and would have housed a spring for the sprung pin mechanism. Between the wings at the rear is a trace of a rearward hook. The wings are decorated with vertical ridges and grooves at the front. The bow arches from the centre of the wings a tapers as it drops down to a break at the foot. The bow is D shaped in cross section and decorated with longitudinal incised grooves. The upper part the bow has a ridge along either side. The lower part of the bow is narrowed and s…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-5604D3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. The pin and spring are missing as is one the end-caps for the wings. A single integral pierced end cap remains on one of the wings. This would have housed the missing axis bar for the spring pin mechanism. The wings are semi-cylindrical to house the missing spring. The bow projects downwards from the centre of the wings and tapers to a bent, pointed foot and is oval in cross section. The bow is decorated with a central longitudinal ridge with a projecting circular sectioned pin part way down. This was possibly to attache…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-559817
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman Radiate, a Barbarous Radiate, dating to c. AD 275-85 (Reece Period 14), copying a SALVS AVGG issue of Tetricus I (AD 271-4). cf Normanby no. 1953. Dimensions: Diameter: 18.37mm, Weight: 1.92g.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-90C592
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. A Polden Hill variant with a chord hook at the head. The brooch is incomplete with the spring and pin missing. The semi-cylindrical wings are open at the rear and decorated with three vertical lines. At each end is an integrally cast cap with an off-centre drilled hole to house the missing axis bar. Attached to the axis bar would have been the missing spring for the pin mechanism. At the centre on the upper edge of the wings is a broken pierced lug where the the chord of the pin would have attached. The bow projects downwards from the wi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-914CCB
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An complete cast copper-alloy sperical crotal bell. The bell comprises two hemispheres divided horizontally by a circumferential ridge. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes. An angular integrally cast suspension loop projects from the apex of the upper dome. The lower hemisphere has a long, thin sound slit with circular holes at the ends. The inner iron ball or clapper is in situ. The upper hemisphere is undecorated whilst the lower hemisphere is decorated with a sunburst pattern. Date: Post Medieval to Modern - c. 1700 - 1850 Dimensions: 39.35 mm x 31.56mm Weight: 36.95 g
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-91BCE0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Medieval shield-shaped enamelled heraldic harness mount. A plate in the shape of a pointed shield. The front of the plate retains traces of indistinct decoration and patches of red enamel. It is not possible to discern the design. The rear is slightly curved and undecorated. There is no obvious means of attachment, but there is an area of possible damage at one side on the rear of the plate where it is possible there was a side loop. Date: Medieval - 1250 - 1400. Dimensions: 32.36 mm x 24.80 mm x 3.47mm Weight: 10.64 g
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8C9181
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy book mount. The mount consists of a hollow, sub-circular domed boss with four, roughly equally spaced, irregularly sized, rounded lobes projecting from the edge, each delineated by a raised, transverse collar at the junction with the dome and with a drilled, circular perforation. The front of the boss is decorated with a slightly recessed saltire. The rear is undecorated. Date: Medieval - 14th to 16th century Dimensions:21.07 mm x 32.61 mm x 11.82 mm Weight: 13.00 g In database record SOM-BC53E4 for a very similar mount, Wil Partridge notes that a Read (2001: 16, no. 11…
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9180EB
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy composite book fitting of Howsam Type A.1.1. The book clasp comprises a trapeziodal plate of sheet copper alloy plate, which is folded in two around a cylindrical axis bar and has two circular rivet holes towards the corners of the upper edges. The rivet holes retain traces of iron rivets. The axis bar is attached to two lugs at the top of a separate looped plate. The looped plate is D-shaped in outline and is convex on the front and flat at the rear. It is decorated with stamped annulets and is moulded as a stylised zoomorphic head. From the base extends a zoomorphic …
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9194C4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy strap fitting. A bely mount which is broadly phallic in shape. The plate is bilobate at one end with a waisted middle and flaring curved terminal at the other. At the rear are is the stub of an integral attachment spike at the apex and at the opposite end of the long axis is a complete spike which has been bent outwards. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1700 Dimensions: 29.84 mm x 18.47 mm x 5.23 mm Weight: 3.45 g For similar examples on the database see: SF-3BF4A6, LVPL-6B1DE8, HESH-796A17 and LANCUM-C95FFB
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-24BF65
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast, lead pilgrim's ampulla. A hollow flask with a sub-circular body and narrowed, open neck, most of which is missing leaving a ragged and torn break Both faces retain traces of moulded decoration. One side is ornamented with a 'compass drawn' floral design of six pointed oval petals and the other is less clear, but appears to be a five petalled rose. Date: Medieval - 1200 - 1500 Dimensions: 51.55 mm x 36.89 x 8.92 mm Weight: 34.21 g Ampullae with a similar combination of decoration are recorded in database records SUSS-44A8A5 and LEIC-879027
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-62564C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete enamelled copper alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch in the shape of a hare dating to the period c. AD 100 - 200. The animal is depicted running right and has an extended muzzle, long pointed ears and extended front and back legs. The circular eye is recessed and contains tracces of degraded, possibly blue, enamel. There is a single sinuous recess following the shape of the body which would have contained enamel, none of which remains. The mouth, fold of the ears, paws and tail are indicated by incised lines. The reverse features a pair of pierced lugs housing a short ax…
Created on: Tuesday 21st October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-55D288
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An complete copper alloy arched pendant mount from a purse hanger. A bar of three arches; the two at the sides are rounded, the central one being larger and more pointed. There are pointed knops between the arches. The ends are angled from the side arches and expanded with a low collar on the underside. The mount is D-shaped in cross section. Date: Medieval - c 1400 - 1500 Dimensions: 63.23 mm x 16.71 mm x 2.33 mm Weight: 3.64 g A similar mount together which retains two bar mounts to attach it to a belt is recorded in Egan. G & Pritchard, F 1991, Dress Accessories, page 223 - …
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-25C63D
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sheet metal harness mount hammered. The mount is oval with two integral suspension loops at one side which have circular holes in the centre. On the opposite side are breaks for a pair of opposing loops, now missing. A central hole has been pierced through the main plate. On the lower edge are two stubs for a missing hooked and split suspension loop.Thefront face of the plate is decorated with cross hatched incised pairs of diagonal lines forming lozengiform sections. These are alternately filled with stamped annulets. There are traces of gilding on the front face. and …
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-549D4A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Edward I (1272-1307) or Edward II (1307 - 1327) dating to 1307 - 1309 . Minted at Canterbury. Class 10cf3b Reference: North Volume 2, No. 1042/1-2 Date: Medieval Diameter: 18.85 mm Weight: 1.05 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-54AB53
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A short cross penny of Henry III (1216 - 1272) dating to 1217 - 1242, A class 7b. Minted by Terri in London. Reference: North Volume 1, No.979 Date: Medieval Diameter: 16.68 mm Weight: 1.02 g Die axis: 5
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-54E392
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver shilling of James I (1603-1625) dating to 1605 -1606, Rose initial mark. Reference: North Volume 2, No. 2012 Diameter: 29.91 mm Weight: 5.28 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-54D248
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A penny of Henry V dating to 1413 - 1422. Class C. Reference: North Volume 2 No. 1396 Date: Medieval Diameter: 16.97 mm Weight: 0.76 g Die axis: 2
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-E9D105
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy probable rapier blade, 1500-800 BC. A section of straight-sided double-edged blade with a low oval cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. It has a wide mid rib. Date: Bronze Age - c. 1500 - 1200 BC Length: 40.16 mm Width: 16.86 mm Thickness: 3.95 mm Weight: 12.38 g The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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