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Record ID: SOMDOR-1C2192
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A rim sherd from an early Roman Samian ware Dragondorff form 37 decorated vessel. The rim has an external bead, below which is a plain band (the fact this is fairly narrow suggests a 1st century date) and below this is ovolo (egg-and-tongue) decoration. Very little of the decoration below the ovolo survives. The curvature suggests a rim diameter of 15cm. Dimensions: 60.7mm by 47.6mm by 9.2mm Weight: 22.14g
Created on: Friday 27th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-0A78A1
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A French copper alloy jetton dating from the early fifteenth century. As Salisbury Museum Medieval Catalogue Part 3, no. 64 (2001, p. 227). The jetton has been pierced from the reverse, 5mm from the edge.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maiden Newton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-0A50E7
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy English jetton dating from c. 1310-4. As Mitchiner's no. 132 (1988, p. 102). The jetton has been pierced by two holes, one in the centre and one close to the edge.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddlehinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E0ACA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy finger ring. The bezel and shoulders. The bezel is oval and has high framing sides which project out from the body of the ring. This would have housed a piece of glass or stone which is now missing. Below the frame of the bezel the ring is decorated with an incised line parallel to it. There are traces of gilding. The shoulders taper in towards the missing band. Late Medieval Post-medieval. Possibly 16th to 17th century. Dimensions 19.92 mm x 12.94 mm x 5.33 mm. Weight 4.89 g
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E08CA5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy finger ring. The bezel and a fragment of the band remain. The bezel is oval and contains the traces of a probable glass stone or setting. The edges of the frame of the bezel are cast with vertical ridges around the outside. One shoulder remains. It is narrowed from the bezel and has three raised knops. There are traces of gilding. The remaining fragment of band is narrowed from the shoulder and is D sectioned. Post-medieval. Probably 18th century. Dimensions 24.57 mm x 13.68 mm x 4.41 mm. Weight 4.76 g
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E06547
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin of Henry VIII. Groat of the third coinage(North Nos. 1845 - 1848). Diameter 25.16 mm. Weight 1.85 g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-DFF5B4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin of Henry VIII. Groat of the third coinage(North No. 1844). Diameter 25.29 mm. Weight 1.95 g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-DF8FE2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver coin of Elizabeth I. Penny of the third issue (North No. 2017). Diameter 13.48 mm. Weight 0.44 g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-DF3205
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy jetton of the Duchy of Guelders. Obverse shows a lion rampant on a shield. The Lion has the two forked tail of Limburg - Guelders. The reverse shows a long, double strand, arctuate cross flueretty with a nail punch at the centre and single-tailed lions in the angles. Some damage to the edges. Issued under Mathilde de Guelder c. 1371 - 1379.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-6300C7
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy French jetton with much edge damage. The obverse shows the shield of France(three fleurs de lys). The inscription is [AVE MARIA] GRA[CIA]. The reverse shows a triple strand cross fleuretty. Late Medieval - c. 1415 - 1499 Diameter - 21.9 mm Weight - 1.65 g Similar to Mitchener, Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, the Medieval Period & Nuremberg B A Seaby Ltd London [pages: 227 & 231 ref: 687a & 709] but the are no annulets above the shield as seen on the former.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-62D8D0
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy French jeton of Tournai. The obverse shows a cross pattée. The reverse shows the badge of Tournai (three circles containing quatrefoils). On both sides the inscription is : IOIE SAIIS FI II with sprays between. Late Medieval - c. 1497 - 1515 Diameter - 26.71 mm Weight - 6.6 g Similar to Mitchener, Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, the Medieval Period & Nuremberg B A Seaby Ltd London [pages: 243 ref: 750] but the elements around the cross are different,
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-34C614
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper alloy sword belt mount. One hooked fitting and a fragment of suspension loop from a triple-looped bar mount. The hooked fitting has a narrowed hook with a globular knopped terminal. The plate is foliate in outline, with incised foiliate decoration on the surface. It has two iron rivet attachments, one below the hook and one above the central lobe of the tri-lobed end. The back is flat and undecorated. It is similar to a complete example in Read,B, (2001) Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, p 39 &43, Fig. 26, No. 373, Date: Post-medieval-16th C Dimensions: 37.87 mm x 21.…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-349432
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper alloy T-shape bow brooch. Upper bow and part of the wings only. The wings are both incomplete. They are cylindrical and have a large notch between them for the attachment of the pin (missing) to the axis bar (traces of iron corrosion only remaining). The head is flat with the stub of a chain loop at the top. The remaining section of bow is rectangular with a slightly hollowed back. It is decorated with triangular and lozenge recesses for enamel. No enamel remains. Below this section the bow is slightly angled in above where originally there was an stylised acanthus …
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Friday 24th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-341DE3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle frame and separate plate. Single oval frame with ornate outside edge. The bar is narrowed and offset from the frame. There are cast knops flanking the bar. The outside edge has a central pin notch flanked by a wide ridge and a narrow ridge at each side. At the each end is a large, rounded knop. Attached to the bar is a separate rectangular buckle plate with a much greener patina. It is of sheet metal folded around the bar and recessed at the sides for the buckle frame. There is a central hole for attaching the missing pin. The plate was fixed to the strap by four, …
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-33CE11
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast, copper alloy scabbard chape. This would have had a separate back plate. It has a scalloped top edge . The upper part is rectangular with two attachment holes flanking a harp-shaped central hole (the attachement hole on the right is larger than that on the left and there is a tear through it and in the metal above it). There is a transverse ridge decorated with incised diagonal lines delineating the base of thei rectangular section. The lower part widens out into a rounded, semi-circular shape. This part is decorated with radiating grooves and ridges. There are two holes in the up…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-337390
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle frame and pin. Ornate double oval frame with a series of knops along the perimeter. Each of these has been drilled with a blind hole. Decorated with engraved lines which form a double frame around the loops with angled lines between. The surface is tinned. The pin is a tapering D-sectioned strip, hooked around the narrowed centre bar, The back of the buckle is undecorated. See Egan & Pritchard (1991), Dress Accessories, page 83 - 84, No. 343, Fig. 51,. The second of the illustrated examples is very similar in shape, but has slightly different secondary decoration. M…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-332234
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper alloy purse frame. The frame is curved with a U-shaped section. There is a pattern of incised double saltires (which probably had niello inlay) and engraved zigzags in the lozenge-shaped voids between them. There are circular attachment holes on the inner edge(one complete, one broken and one partial). Ward-Perkins (1940) type A1. Dimensions: 81.83 mm x 7.10 mm x 5.51 mm. Weight:12.74mm
Created on: Monday 16th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B4BF63
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver threepence of Elizabeth I. 1565.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B46147
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver groat of Mary. 1553 - 1554. Reverse: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA. Clipped.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-38EF11
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy, cast, domed thimble. The indentations or "holes" are hand stamped in a spiral pattern starting at the base. There is a plain rim arount the base and a blank area or "tonsure" at the crown. The indentaions are quite large indicating that this is a heavy duty thimble for use with coarser fabrics and leather (Holmes E.F., 1991, "Sewing Thimbles", Finds Research Group 700 - 1700 Datasheet 9, p. 2). There are several holes in the wall of the thimble. Holmes (ibib. p. 1) dates such thimbles to 1400 to 1550 and states that the "tonsure" is not found after 1650 (ibid. p. 3) Dim…
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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