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Record ID: DEV-B02895
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete post-medieval copper alloy book clasp, probably dating to c. 1500-1650. The front plate of the clasp survives. It is rectangular in shape, narrowing to a slimmer rectangle, before flaring to an elaborate terminal which is triangular in shape, with four triangular notches placed in two pairs on the terminal end. At the opposite end is a flattened rectangular curved attachment hook, which curves over to the reverse. The reverse itself is marked by the degraded base of a further point of attachment, approximately 1/3 of the way along the length of the clasp. The clasp is d…
Created on: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: DEV-EE5A17
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Arcadius (AD 383-408), dating to the period c.AD 388-395 (Reece period 21). Probably [VICTORIA AV](GGG) reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Unclear mint.
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Record ID: DEV-85B967
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver Iron Age quarter stater of the South Western region / Durotriges, dating to the period c.60-20 BC, Duro Boat Bird type. Obverse: 'Three men in a boat' design, pellet rosette to left. Reverse: Zig-zag across field, Y-shaped and uncertain objects to each side. As ABC, p. 112, no. 2208; BMC nos. 2734-2747.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-045E72
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Gallienus (AD 253-268), sole reign, dating to the period c.AD 260-268 (Reece period 13). APOLLINI CONS AVG reverse type depicting a Griffin walking left. Mint of Rome. cf. Cunetio no. 1348.
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-0428C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded and incomplete Roman base silver denarius of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211), dating to the period c.AD 196-197 (Reece Period 10). Obverse: [], Laureate bust right. Reverse: [ADVENTI] AVG F[ELICIS]SIM[O], Severus riding right, right hand raised. Mint of Rome. As RIC IV.1, p. 100, no. 74.
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-F43B44
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to 1570-2. An example of North Type 2001 (2006:135). Castle initial mark. London mint. 16.2mm in diameter, 0.4mm thick, weighing 0.94g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-F3B4A4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a Medieval or post medieval cast lead alloy cup weight from a set of nested weights, dating to c. AD 1300-1600. The weight was originally open in profile, having a circular base with the sides flaring up to a wider rim. It has been compressed and one side is now folded inwards, although the original base area remains relatively unaffected. The flat rim surface itself is decorated with a motif of repeated raised circles, which continue around the full circumference. No other decoration survives, but a possible attachment point is visible on the flat side, where two circular im…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
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Record ID: DEV-A56EE6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its axis bar and pin. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 10.3mm, it consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central slot to accomodate a hinged pin, this is rolled around underneath itself to form a cylindrical casing for an axis bar, now lost. The head tapers into the bow, which thickens into a sub-rectangualr cross section, which continues to taper into an unelaborated foot. The upper bow is delineated from the…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A55442
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval silver groat of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII, dating to AD 1550-1551. First coinage, martlet initial mark. Tower of London mint. North (1991: 119) no. 1871.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C5B8CF
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Medieval lead-filled copper alloy pan weight, probably dating to c. AD 950-1150. The weight consists of a lead-filled copper alloy sheath; it is circular in plan, with either face decorated with an openwork saltire of two opposing arches. The arches are further elaborated with an incised line following the arc, with the two lines joined at the centre by two further incised transverse lines, creating a central sub-square field, possibly intended as a rudimentary union knot. The weight is sub-rectangular in cross-section with rounded edges, and the lateral face is plain. Dimens…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C40A15
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy vessel foot, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1700. The foot is sub-trapezoidal in cross section, with the front, broad, face cast into three parallel longitudinal ribs and a central longitudinal ridge on the reverse. The underside is slightly concave and shows signs of sooting. Dimensions: length 43.0mm; width 52.3mm; thickness 15.3mm; weight 106.23g This is an example of Butler, Green and Payne's type A, which they suggest was in use throughout the medieval period and into the 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-800 BC. The chisel survives complete, although the tang has been damaged, and is now bent at 45 degrees to the plane. The tang is rectangular in cross section, tapering to a point in profile and with a sub-rectangular end in plan, with the remains of casting seems running down either lateral face, particularly prominent at the interstice with the collar. The latter is elaborated, and oval in cross section, with concave sides and an expanded upper edge. The blade projects from below the less pronounced lower edge …
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: DEV-76D033
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy rowel spur, probably dating to c. AD 1700-1850. The spur is fragmentary, with only one abraded arm and a circular-sectioned neck surviving. The rowel box, rowel and second arm all lost to old breaks. The surviving arm is plano-convex in cross section. The spur appears undecorated, but has surviving traces of a white metal coating. Dimensions: length 71.5mm; width c. 73mm; thickness 11.7mm; weight 23.60g. Ellis (2002) notes that rowel spurs largely replaced prick spurs in Western Europe from the 14th century onwards, however most examples are much later th…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-518E46
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-medieval silver sixpence of Charles I (AD 1625-1649), probably dating to AD 1639-1646. Group F, uncertain intial mark, probably sun or eye. London mint. North (1991: 161) no. 2246. The coin is worn and has been clipped.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-279513
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead alloy late medieval pilgrim badge depicting Saint Giles, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1300. The badge consists of a rectangular plate with a sub-circular sewing loop projecting from each corner. A further large sub-circular projection at one short end accomodates the halo'd head of the saint, who is depicted standing, bearded and tonsured with his head within a beaded halo. The saint holds a crozier in his left hand and with his right is obscured but is probably raised in blessing (by comparison to other examples). The base of the saint's vestments are filled with…
Created on: Saturday 14th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: DEV-0F077C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius of uncertain Antonine or early Severan emperor, dating to AD 161-222 (Reece period 7-10). Uncertain reverse type, probably Rome mint.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-0E9BB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded Roman copper-alloy sestertius, possibly of Faustina II (AD 147-175) struck under Antoninus Pius, dating to the period c.AD 145-161 (Reece period 7). Uncertain reverse type depicting a female figure standing left holding a cornucopiae, possibly Pietas? Mint of Rome.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-D00C64
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy composite knife terminal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1600. The object comprises of a single piece of copper alloy sheet folded around to meet at a soldered join, although it has now broken to the left of this, creating a hollow, sub-rectangular body, with a slightly flared lip at the top edge. A probable cap, originally closing the terminal, has been lost. The sides of the terminal are faceted, creating a hexagonal cross section and with each longitudinal face bearing engraved decoration. The two flanking facets on each side are decorated wi…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: DEV-7E62A1
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy dress hook, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1650. The dress hook consists of a rectangular loop surmounting a sub-pentagular plate, comprising of an upper recessed rectangular transverse channel, over a lower triangular element cast into five openwork circles, now incomplete. From the tip of this triangular element projects and integral forward facing hook, truncated by a break, with the juncture between the two deliniated by a transverse collar. Dimensions: length 27.6mm; width 15.9mm; thickness 2.4mm; weight 2.74g. Similar dress hooks are classified …
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: DEV-7E4FCB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating to AD 1572. Second coinage, ermine intial mark. London mint. North (1991: 134) no. 1997.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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