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Record ID: SOM-B5A823
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete Late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) to Medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount, dating to AD 1000-1100, of Williams Class A, Type 19. The item is chipped at one bottom corner but otherwise the design is clear. The mount is sub-rectangular plan. It is moulded and convex at the front and slightly concave at the rear. There are worn traces of the projecting flange at the back, it projects back level with the lower edge and was proably angled down, but is mostly missing. At the top of the mount is an a projecting oval apex attachment loop that is 9.4mm wide an…
Created on: Monday 8th April 2019
Last updated: Sunday 14th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-C914A1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silverpenny of Edward I (1292-1307) dating to x1306-1307 Edwardian class 10cf2a (late). Minted at Canterbury. North (1991, 32), no.1041.
Created on: Thursday 28th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-A4BC67
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy spindle whorl of Medieval date, probably c.AD 1100 - 1300 but possibly as late as 1600. The spindle whorl is dome shaped (hemi-spherical) with a convex front and flat back and a central perforation (10.2mm diameter) running through it. . The upper surface is decorated with 11 large pellets. Six of these are spaced around the central hole to mark the points of a hexagon shape. Five further projecting knops are placed c3.7mm from these near the outside edge of the spindle whorl while a sixth appears to have been chipped away in an old scar. The pellets are placed w…
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-A0EA16
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
British Iron Age base silver (billon) stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), dating to c. 40 BC - AD 10; VA 1235; BMC 2555ff, ABC 2169.
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-A06E02
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy spherical crotal bell of post-medieval date. The bell comprises two hemispherical domes with a raised circumferential join. The upper hemisphere has two circular sound holes, one slightly larger than the other, with a rectangular loop projecting from the top between them. The loop is formed of an angular bar of rectangular cross-section and is 11.02mm high, 16.01mm wide and 3.91mm thick. The curve of the bell continues under the loop aperture. The lower hemisphere, has a long, wide sound slit with circular holes at the ends. This is set at right angles to the holes …
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9FA645
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval gold half-noble of Edward III (1327-1377) dating to AD 1363 to 1369. Fourth coinage, treaty period, Type Ba. Minted at London. Ref: North (1993, 55) no. 1238. The coin has suffered an impact which has dented and torn the centre and cut and bent back a section of rim.
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-511721
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Half of a lead medieval papal bulla probably dating to c. AD 1187-1404. There is less than half remaining but the bulla was originally circular and flat with a hole down the middle for the cord. It has broken along this hole, presumably when it was removed from the document. The obverse with the papal name within a pellet border only has a small section of inscription left. It reads [...]/[...NS or US / [...]III. . The reverse shows St Paul with his pointy beard of lines within an oval border of pellets on the bottom half and the letters SPA above him, the rest of the design is missin…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-26CC48
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete British Iron Age base silver (billon) stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), dating to c. 40 BC - AD 10; VA 1235; BMC 2555ff, ABC 2169. Nearly one third of the coin has been lost in a a break above and to the right of the bust
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-D531A6
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval quatrefoil cast copper alloy book mount . The book fitting has a central circular conical boss with a flattened top and stepped lower part of two steps which sits on a square base. The back of the base is hollow in the centre under the boss. From the base projects four arms, one from the centre of each side. The short arms have a fleur-de-lis terminals each with a circular rivet hole in the centre. The entire piece is 44.2mm by 44.7mm and 7.7mm thick; it weighs 19.76g. The book fitting is of Howsam's (2016, pg. 92) type B.1.2. and is similar to her example shown in figure 2…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4FEB9
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap-end of early-medieval date of Thomas Class B. The object is broadly rectangular with parallel sides and a zoomorphic terminal with rounded edges and corners that is sub-rectangular in cross section. The strap end has divided down the slit between the back and front plate with the front plate mostly missing and the attachment end of the back plate also lost to a patinated break. The small section of the front plate remaining by the terminal is plain. This terminal is worn but is thicker than the front and back plates of the strap end with a raised…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4FCEA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a complete copper alloy knife handle and the iron knife tang of post-medieval date, circa AD 1756 - 1763.The handle is comprised of two sub-rectangular strips of metal each broken at one end, one currently longer than the other. The missing end would have been the terminal of the handle, the remaining end would have been where the handle met the blade. At this end the plates are riveted together with a circular copper alloy rivet. Part of the iron knife blade and flat tang is retained by the rivet. This is presumably the remains of the knife blade. The plates are decorated alon…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-92E0C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Edward I or II dating probably to AD 1301 to 1310. Probably Edwardian class 10ab. Minted at Canterbury. North (1991, 31) no. 1038.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-92A2B6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Edward I dating to AD 1283 to 1286. Edwardian class 4b. Minted at London. North (1991, 29) no. 1024
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandford Orcas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-913B4C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
British Iron Age silver stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), dating to c. 50-20 BC, VA 1235-1; BMC 2525ff, ABC 2157.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-90E742
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Edward III dating to 1356 to 1361. Fouth coinage, Pre-Treaty Period, Type Ga. Minted at Durham. North, (1991, p.54), no.1215.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-90908E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Henry VII (AD 1485-1509) dating to 1494 to 1501. Minted at Durham under Bishop Richard Fox. North, (1991, p.103), no.1731. The coin is broken with about one third missing to an irregular break. It is also pierced with an oval hole, near the centre, the piercing has been pushed through from the obverse then worn.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-90653A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver three halfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dated AD 1561 on coin. Initial mark pheon, minted at London. North, (1991, p.135), no.2000.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-904AD0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I dating to AD 1636 to 1638. Group D, initial mark tun. Minted at London. North (1991, 162) no. 2257.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stourton Caundle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-561304
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens dating to AD 364-378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORUM reverse type, depicting the Emperor advancing right dragging a captive and holding a standard. Mint of Arles. A chip has removed 10% of the flan,
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-55CAFA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Crispus dating to AD 322 (Reece period 16). BEATA TRANQVILLITAS reverse type depicting an altar inscribed VOTIS XX with a globe on the top and three stars above. Mint of Trier. RIC VII p. 194 Trier no. 348.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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