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Record ID: DOR-24BF65
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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: 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: HAMP-CF365D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a medieval (1250-1350) lead-alloy annular brooch consisting of a flat, lozenge-shaped boss with raised decoration in the form of four pointed-oval petals with central longitudinal rib arranged around a central pellet. The background appears to be raised cross-hatch and the edge of the lozenge is raised. To the reverse is a raised curved rib 1.5mm in width, all that now remains of the brooch frame. The object measures 17.6mm in length, 16.3mm in width, 3.1mm in thickness (exclusive of curving rib, 2.0mm thick) and weighs 1.63g. It is not possible to calculate the original …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Leonards and St. Ives', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-AA6CD5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval (1500-1800) lead alloy token with a raised eight-spoke design on one face and a raised letter T on the other (Powell Type 2 or 3). It measures 16.6mm in max.diameter and weighs 1.98g.
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-98290E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval lead alloy discoidal button, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1700. The button is circular in plan and broadly plano-convex, the front moulded into a double rose with central pellet. An integral, rectangular, undrilled shank projects from the centre of the reverse, on the line of a prominent casting seam. Dimensions: diameter: 22mm; thickness, including folded shank: 7.26mm; weight 8.48g. cf. Read (2005: 62-63) nos. 238-239, 243-244.
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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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: DOR-6AD22D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a composite lead alloy button with traces of a wire shank. Only the centre of the button remains. It is flat fronted and decorated with a simple five petalled rose motif moulded in relief. On the reveses is a raised circular area in the middle with a straight groove across its centre where a wire shank was attached. Date: Post Medieval - c. AD 1600-1750 Dimensions: 12.27 mm x 11.18 mm x 3.87 mm Weight: 1.35 g A similar button is recorded in database record SOM-4012DA and similar butttons are recorded in Read, B, Read, B., 2005.Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upwey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3840DA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval lead-alloy circular double-sided token c. AD 1500-c. 1850. Powell Type 3/?. One face has a larged raised central pellet from which radiate five lines that meet the plain line circular border. Out lise the border there is a suggestion of small raidating lines but these end in the irregular outline. The other side has a raised design of lines and dots which is unclear. Diameter: 22.5mm. Weight: 4.81g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are…
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-95E082
Object type: FIGURINE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of lead, possibly of avian shape. Heavily corroded and thick with lead oxides. The surface of one side appears to be decorated with linear designs resembling herringbone patterns.
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
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Record ID: DEV-9C7B05
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified Lead alloy object, probably of fairly recent date, but potentially older, c. AD 1400-1900. The object is incomplete, comprising of a lead alloy disc with a single surviving attachment loop. The disc is decorated, all deeply incised, with a robed figure on horseback within a circular border. The border appears to have been used as a guide to cut away much of the original circumference, with, by the orientation of the decoration, between 2 and 9 o'clock missing. The weight of the object in combination with the positioning of the loop (which is not alligned with the decor…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 26th August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-3ABFEE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late post-medieval/ modern circular lead weight measuring 16.7mm in diameter, 8.4mm in thickness and weighing 16.28g. It has damage in several places to the high sides, which in turn has caused damage to both faces. One face reads RIPPINGIL[...] around the top, the lettering around the bottom is lost due to wear. The other face reads [RI]PPINGILL[E]'S around the top and PA[...]T. around the bottom. The inscription on both faces can perhaps be interpreted as RIPPINGILLE'S PATENT and be related to Rippingille's Patent stoves. Taken from Royal Museums Greenwich (http://collections.rmg…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-96FAC8
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy medieval ampulla, missing it neck and broken just above the rounded bottom half. The break is old and the ampulla is a little squashed. The ampulla is decorated on one side with a quatrefoil design, each foil or petal with a central longitudinal raised rib and between each petal a narrower pointed 'leaf' without rib decoration. The other face is decorated with a raised circular rib within which is raised cross-hatching and a central letter 'I'. Spencer (1990: p62, no. 144) suggests that the 'I' may represent Our Lady of Ipswich (as 'W' is believed to represen…
Created on: Friday 3rd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B03EBC
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and incomplete pewter spoon. It has a rounded oval bowl without a maker's stamp. The stem does not readily conjoin with the bowl. The stem is a tapering to the broken terminal. It has an irregular hexagonal cross section. Date: Post Medieval - 1650 - 1800 Dimensions: Stem: 64.52 mm x 6.52 mm x 3.32 mm Bowl: 57.48 mm x 43.12 mm x 1.07 mm Weight: Stem: 4.40 g Bowl: 13.19 g
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
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Record ID: DOR-203F59
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pewter/lead alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1660-1720. The frame has a waisted curvilinear outline with deeply moulded ridges and knops as decoration across the top and bottom edges, the outside edges are concave and and the inside edge is incurved in shape. The centre bar is seperate and probably made of iron as there is a large concretion of iron corrosion, the pin is missing. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Reference: Whitehead (1996, p.99, no.168) Date: Post Medieval. Length: 28.17mm. Width: 24.79mm. Thickness: 6.56mm. Weight: 6.28g.
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-A3FEE7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An cunofficial cast lead-alloy weight of probable medieval to post-Medieval date. The object is circular in plan and is plano convex. On the domed top of the weight there are four punched sub-circular indentations which are roughly in line and may have been significant to the owner. The underside is roughly finished with indentations and a possible mark. The object has a dull grey patina. It has a diameter of 46.02 mm, is 17.29 mm thick and weighs 212 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-20DB41
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead Russian flax seal dating to the year 1763. The seal is oval in shape and consists of a lead disc with two diagonal perforations running through the centre to accommodate a cord or wire which would have been used to attach the seal to a bale of flax. Part of the seal is missing to an old break. The obverse reads:*ЛП* CМІРМО[] * II133 The reverse reads: *NP* IGZ I2H *1763* Following http://peacehavens.co.uk [accessed 22/09/2016] his can be interpretted as meaning: obversseЛП= Flax Inspector, CМІРМО[...]= flax inspectors name, 133 = the post…
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-170769
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A distorted and squashed lead alloy lid from a Post Medieval powder measure with two projecting loops.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2F8F1D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy object which is probably a medieval to post-Medieval weight. The object is sub-cuboidal, having a rim on the upper surface. In the recessed central area of this surface are two copper-alloy inserts. The larger of these inserts is circular, with a domed surface; the smaller insert is smaller, sub-rectangular and also has a convex surface. Length: 18.4mm; width: 17.17mm; height: 9.7mm; weight: 28g.
Created on: Sunday 28th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-2F3316
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy uniface token of probable post-Medieval date. The relief-moulded design on the circular piece comprises a crowned fleur-de-lis, with a beaded border around the circumference. The object has a diameter of 14.11mm, a thickness of 1.08 mm and weighs 1.149 grams. The object has a shiny light grey patina.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-C8748E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy mount dating to 1600-1750 AD. The piece is an oval shield shape with a scalloped edge and raised octagonal scrolled decoration around the edge. Six of the scrolls are embossed with a leaf shape decoration and two scrolls are embossed with deep grooves. At each quadrant there is a raised fleur de lis. Inside the octagonal scrolls there is a raised boss with a thin studded border. The reverse shows traces of four integral attachment spikes. Date: Post medieval. Length: 38.43mm. Width: 36.12mm. Thickness: 5.29mm. Weight: 22.2g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
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