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Record ID: WILT-F6161F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius, commemorating Antoninus Pius, dating to c. AD 161 (Reece period 8). CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga. Mint of Rome. Ref: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 438.
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-C99168
Object type: HARNESS HOOK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete harness hook. The hook comprises a shield shaped plate with a transverse collar and an integral curving hook. The upper part of the object is a shield-shaped plate decorated on both faces with an heraldic white enamelled beast with a long tail, possibly a leopard, lying left. There are tiny traces of gilding in the surrounding field. At the pointed end of the shield is an integral sub square collar, also with traces of gilding. From beneath this extends an integral, D-sectioned vertical hook, with a long hooked end. Date: Medieval - 13th to 14th century Dimensions: 70.78 mm
Created on: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dewlish', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: DOR-7673B5
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongate secondary flake of flint produced during the process of lithic reduction. The flint is opaque, mid grey and has a low-gloss patina with areas of heavy, reddish brown ferrous staining, mainly on flake scar ridges. A small area of chalky nodular cortex remains on the proximal end. The dorsal face shows flaking from at least two directions. Broad flake scars are visible across the dorsal face. The ventral face shows a large bulbar scar and 90 degree termination. Date: Neolithic 4000 BC - 2350 BC Dimensions: 91.6 mm x 53.5mm x 22.1 mm Weight: 139 g
Created on: Friday 5th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-7643B3
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongate secondary flake of flint produced during the process of lithic reduction. The flint is opaque, mid-brown with darker mottling and has a low-gloss patina with areas of heavy, reddish brown ferrous staining, mainly on flake scar ridges. A small area of chalky nodular cortex remains on the dorsal face distal end. Broad flake scars and more linear blade scars are visible across the dorsal face. The flake does show some post-depositional edge damage however there is no convincing reworking or retouch. The ventral face shows a fairly low bulb of percussion indicating probable use…
Created on: Friday 5th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-7604A4
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large sub-triangular secondary waste flake of flint. The flint is opaque and mottled light to mid-grey, small areas show a thin layer of re-patination. The flake has a mid-gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining, which is especially heavy on flake scar ridges. An area of thick nodular cortex remains on the dorsal face left side distal end. The dorsal face shows broad flake removal scars on both left and right sides creating a central ridge. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Date: Neolithic 4000 BC - 2350 BC Dim…
Created on: Friday 5th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-614308
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six waste flint flakes. Flake 1: A secondary sub-oval flake of flint now entirely covered in a smooth, off-white repatination giving an opaque, low-gloss patina. Thick nodular cortex remains on the proximal end of the dorsal face, and the distal end of both faces. The dorsal face shows broad flake scars, the ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion with bulbar scar indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Date: Neolithic 4000 BC - 2350 BC Dimensions: 45.9 mm x 41.4 mm x 10.9 mm Weight: 19.9 g Flake 2: A secondary sub-oval flake of flint now entirely covered in a smooth, off-white r…
Created on: Thursday 4th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-60B8F3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A scraper tool made on a large sub-oval secondary flake of flint. Thick, worn nodular cortex remains over approximately 60% of the left side of the dorsal face leaving the right side margin and distal end exposed. The distal end shows one previous flake scar with minor flaking, the right side margin has been modified from the ventral face with semi-abrupt, scaled retouch to produce the crude and slightly denticulate scraping edge. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion and bulbar scar indicating probable use of soft hammer. The flint is now covered an opaque, chalky, off-whit…
Created on: Thursday 4th April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: FASAM-45F1EE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver denarius (with chip at 10 o clock, 3gm) of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14). Obverse: IMP [CAR]AVSIVS P AV; Radiate, draped and cuirassed right Reverse: VIRT[VS] AVG; Lion walking left Mintmark: RSR This is a new variety, existing types having a thunderbolt in the jaws of the lion.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-1F819F
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large sub-triangular secondary flake of flint. The flint is opaque and mottled light to mid-grey and beige, now covered in a thin layer of off-white re-patination creating a low-gloss patina. Both faces show areas of reddish brown ferrous staining, mainly to ridges. An area of chalky nodular cortex remains on the left side margin of the dorsal face. The right side margin of the dorsal face shows heavy edge fracturing which is consistent with heavy-duty scraping; and dissimilar to edge damage on the remainder of the flake. Broad flake removal scars are visible across the dorsal face.…
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-1F2B45
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large side scraper tool made on a sub-oval primary flake of chert. The chert is opaque and mottled light to mid-grey and beige with a mid-gloss patina. The dorsal face is almost entirely covered in thick, chalky nodular cortex except for the wide and curved proximal end which has been worked with semi invasive, semi-abrupt, sub-parallel retouch creating a steep sided curvilinear scraper edge. The ventral face shows a low bulb of percussion with hinge fracture in the form of a large bulbous ridge at the distal end indicating probable use of a soft hammer. Date: Late Neolithic 3300 BC
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-1EE08E
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large elongate sub-triangular secondary flake of flint, narrowed to a point at the distal end, possibly used as an awl or borer/piercer. The flint is opaque and mottled light to mid-grey, most of the object is now covered in a smooth thin layer of re-patination with a mid-gloss patina and areas of reddish brown ferrous staining, which is especially heavy on flake scar ridges. An area of nodular cortex remains on the dorsal face proximal end. The dorsal face shows broad flake removal scars on both left and right sides creating a central ridge. Both margins show possible re-working at …
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-1E6766
Object type: CORE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bipolar core with two striking platforms at opposing ends, made on a crudely flaked flint nodule fragment. The flint is opaque, the original colour is light grey, however most of the object is now covered in a smooth, thin layer of re-patination creating a mid-gloss patina with areas of heavy reddish brown ferrous staining, mainly on the flake scar ridges. Two small areas of nodular cortex remain. Broad flake and more linear blade flakes scars are visible around all sides, many showing hinge fractures, making the core difficult to work, this was possibly the reason why it was discard…
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-1E1BCC
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongate secondary flake of flint produced during the process of lithic reduction. The flint is opaque, dark grey with lighter mottling and has a mid-gloss patina with areas of heavy, reddish brown ferrous staining, mainly on flake scar ridges. A small area of chalky nodular cortex remains on the dorsal face along the right side margin, and a larger patch on the left side below an area around the distal end. Broad flake scars are visible across the dorsal face. The flake does show some post-depositional edge damage however there is no convincing reworking or retouch. The ventral fac…
Created on: Monday 1st April 2019
Last updated: Monday 8th 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: LIN-BA8816
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver penny of Edward III, mint of Durham. The coin is of the 'florin' coin type. Struck AD1343/4-51.
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-B82A3D
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flint blade flake or blade. A tertiary flake of heavily patinated and worn pale grey flint. The patina is matt and yellow-white. An elongate flake with a trapeziodal cross section. A wide striking platform at the proximal end and possibly broken distally. There is a wide bulb of percussion with radiating hackles at on the ventral face of the proximal end and widely space waves of percussion along the length. On the dorsal face are three main parallel flake removals and a smaller flake removal at the top. The patination is not typical of the usual calcareous Dorset soils. The ed…
Created on: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A4BDE2
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy blade, probably from a rapier or dirk. The tip only of the blade remains. The blade is double-edged and thin with a low mid-rib creating a narrow lentiod cross section at the break. The blade tapers from the horizontal break to the rounded end where it is damaged. Date: Bronze Age - Dimensions: 34.94 mm x 12.94 mm x 1.83 mm Weight: 3.08 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 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: DOR-A477A3
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy probable "amphora" strap end or fitting. A thick, flat plate of copper alloy with a curved end. On either edge is a small,curved and pointed projection. At the bottom of the curved edge is a small, oval knop. Extending up from this along the plate is a pair of incised lines. The plate is broken at the horizontal break. Date: Late Roman - c. AD 300 - 410 Dimensions: 17.64 mm x 16.87 mm x 3.53 mm Weight: 2.56 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A42D85
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy strip bow brooch. A section of the flat, tapering bow only remaining. The bow tapers towards the lower break and is decorated with three equally spaced longitudinal grooves. The rear is undecorated. The brooch has a flat, rectangular cross section. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 25 - 75 Dimensions: 35.29 mm x 10.24 mm x 1.24 mm Weight: 2.11 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A405FD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy bow brooch of Hod Hill type. A Hod Hill type with short side wings. At the head is the remnant of the folded tabs to house the axis bar for a missing hinged pin.There are traces of iron corrosion, probably from the axis bar. The bow is narrowed from the head with a transverse moulded ridge beyond which it expands into a lozengiform plate with remnants of side knops and decorated with vertical grooves. The leg of the bow extends from the lower point of this plate. It is narrowed and has a transverse moulded ridge before tapering a little to the break. The …
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A3E186
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a gilded, copper alloy plate brooch of the centre boss type. Over half of the plate and all of the glass boss are missing. The plate was oval in shape with a raised rim around an oval recess to house the missing glass boss. The part of the plate framing the recess is decorated with two concentric grooves with a ridge between them and at the edge. These are gilded and decorated with stamped S-shapes on the outer band and stamped double annulets in the inner band. The rear of the plate is flat and undecorated. At one end it retains the stub of a single pierced lug for the a…
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 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: WILT-9F1DBA
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy awl of possible Bronze Age to Roman date, c. 1500 BC - AD 410. The object consists of a rod of copper alloy, sub-square in cross section at one end, tapering into a point, whilst the other end tapers slightly, but the tip appears to have been broken off, probably an old break. length 51.80 mm; width 4.40mm; thickness 4.20mm; weight 3.82g. cf. similar objects recorded on this database: WILT-897598, SWYOR-472835, WMID-7999D4.
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-926B18
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 1560 -1561. Mint of London. Cross crosslet initial mark Reference: North Vol 2, No.1988 Date: Post Medieval Diameter: 13.45 mm Weight: 0.41 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9250A8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) dating to 1544 - 1547. Mint of Canterbury. Trefoil stops. Reference: North Vol 2, No. 1852 Date: Post Medieval Diameter: 18.85 mm Weight: 1.05 g Die axis: 1
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-922427
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Edward the Confessor (1042 - 1066) dating to 1050 - 1053. Light coinage. Bust b. Expanding cross reverse. Minted by Godric in Lincoln Reference: North Vol 1, No. 821 Date: Late Early-Medieval Diameter: 18.50 mm Weight: 0.40 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-91FE10
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Edward III (1327 - 1377) dating to 1369 - 1377. Post treaty period. Mint of London. Unbarred Ns. Reference: North Vol 2, cf. 1292 Date: Medieval Diameter: 16.86 mm Weight: 1.01 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-91C9BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Cnut the Great (1016 - 1035) dating to 1024 - 1030."Pointed helmet" type (HILD.G). Short voided cross united at base by two circles, in centre a pellet; In each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet reverse type. Minted by Withrine in York. Reference: North Vol 1, No. 787 Date: Late Early Medieval Diameter: 18.22 mm Weight: 0.88 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-919AB1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Constantine II (Ad 317 - 340) dating to AD 321 -324 (Reece period 16). CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (wreath inscribed VOT X) reverse type. Mint mark: //[A]SIS symbol (back to back epsilon) Reference: RIC VII no. 173 Date: Roman Diameter: 17.09 mm Weight: 1.45 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-90ACDA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate of Claudius II Gothicus dating to AD 268 - 270 (Reece period 13). VIRTVS AVG (Mars standing left) reverse type. Date: Roman Diameter: 19.65 mm Weight: 2.00 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9077B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to AD 364 - 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM (Emperor standing holding standard and dragging captive) reverse type. Date: Roman Diameter: 16.23 mm Weight: 1.19 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-90647B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364 - 378) dating to AD 364 - 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM (Emperor standing holding standard and dragging captive) reverse type. Mint mark: OF/I/pellet//--- Date: Roman Diameter: 16.69 mm Weight: 2.44 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-905216
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367 - 383) dating to AD 367 - 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI (Emperor standing holding shield and standard) reverse type. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.95 mm Weight: 1.79 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-903801
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317 - 326) dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16).VIRTVS EXERCIT (two captives seated below standard inscribed VOT XX) reverse type. Mint of Trier Mint Mark: // STR Reference: RIC VII, No. 269 Date: Roman Diameter: 17.79 mm Weight: 2.67 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FF7FB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 308 - 337) dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16). DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG (wreath inscribed VOT XX) reverse type. Mint of Siscia. Mint Mark: // epsilon SIS Reference: RIC VII, No. 148 Date: Roman Diameter: 17.79 mm Weight: 2.24 g Die axis: 2
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FE116
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate of uncertain emperor dating to AD 260 - 275 (Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type with a figure advancing left, possibly with a thunderbolt and so possible Jupiter. Date: Roman Diameter: 18.10 mm Weight: 2.01 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FCCE8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy radiate, probably of Tetricus I , dating to AD 271 - 274 (Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type with standing female figure. Date: Roman Diameter: 15.92 mm Weight: 0.96 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FC19A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate, probably of Victorinus, dating to Ad 269 -271 (Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type with standing figure. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.46 mm Weight: 2.07 g Die axis: uncertain
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FBAE2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate, probably of Victorinus, dating to Ad 269 -271 (Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type with standing figure. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.01 mm Weight: 1.82 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8FA6F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy radiate, probably of Victorinus, dating to Ad 269 -271 (Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type with standing figure. Date: Roman Diameter: 15.24 mm Weight: 1.62 g Die axis: uncertain
Created on: Monday 25th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-8C9181
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: 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-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-10BD9A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy 17th century farthing token issued by Edward Burd in Shaftesbury. Reference: Boyne/Williamson Volume I (1892:188) Dorset No. 136 Date: Post Medieval - c. 1648 - 1674 Diameter: 15.21 mm Weight: 0.87 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-108257
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy contemporary copy of a radiate, possibly copying a coin of Gallic Empire, and dating to AD 275 - 260 (Reece period 14). A standing figure holding a vertical sceptre and a branch, possibly copying PAX AVG reverse types.. Date: Roman Diameter: 14.58 mm Weight: 1.00 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-106394
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy radiate, possibly of the Gallic Empire and dating to AD 260 - 275 (Reece period 13). Very little details surviving on the reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.14 mm Weight: 1.18 g Die axis: uncertain
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-10257B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to AD 364 - 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM (emperor right, holding standard and dragging captive) reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.03 mm Weight: 1.18 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-100772
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS (two soldiers and one standard) reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 12.04 mm Weight: 0.87 g Die axis: uncertain
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0FF758
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS (two soldiers and one standard) reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 15.02 mm Weight: 1.33 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0F94C7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II (AD 317 - 340) dating to AD 320 - 321 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT (standard inscribed VOT XX, captive seated either side) reverse. Reference: RIC Vol. VII, No. 198 Date: Roman Diameter: 18.50 mm Weight: 2.30 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0DADAD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy nummus of Constans (AD 333 - 350) dating to AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS (two soldiers and one standard) reverse. Mint mark: //ASIS Date: Roman Diameter: 17.01 mm Weight: 1.18 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0D4C73
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy coin weight dating for the Angel coin of James I (AD 1603 - 1625) dating to c.AD 1604 - 1619. The weight is circular and bi-faced. On the obverse is a crowned Roman numeral .XI. with smaller letter s below (indicating 11 shillings). On the reverse is St Michael spearing a dragon with the legend MAG BRIT to one side. Date: Post Medieval Diameter: 16.24 mm Weight: 3.84 g The coin weight is slightly light compared to its official weight of 71 grains/4.1g (Withers and Withers 1995: 13).
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0D0F0D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver half groat of James I (1603 - 1625) dating to 1603 - 1605. Mint of London. Reference: North Volume 2, No.2076 Diameter: 15.86 mm Weight: 0.60 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0CCFF7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver half groat of James I (1603 - 1625) dating to 1616 - 1617. Mint of London. Reference: North Volume 2, No.2104 Diameter: 15.92 mm Weight: 0.88 g Die axis: 9
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0C80C2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver shilling of Elizabeth I dating to 1591 - 1595. Minted in London. Tun/tun mint marks. Reference: North Volume 2, No.2014 Diameter: 29.62 mm Weight: 6.12 g Die axis: 5
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0C2867
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 17th century farthing token issued for the Mayor of Poole in 1667. Reference: Boyne/Williamson Volume I, Dorset No. 109 Diameter: 17.59 mm Weight: 1.01 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0BE791
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 20 BC to AD 40 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian ) type. Obverse : stylised bust . Reverse : stylised horse, pellets above, wheel behind. Reference: ABC 2175, Van Arsdell 1290, BMC cf.2842, Diameter: 19.88 mm Weight: 3.18 g Die axis: 6 (approx.)
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-0B936E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy contemporary copy of an As of Claudius (AD 41 - 54) dating to c. AD 43 - 54 (Reece period 2). Stylised, helmeted figure of Minerva advancing right holding round shield and throwing javelin, SC flanking. Date: Roman Diameter: 24.55 mm Weight: 8.03 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-91BCE0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-9194C4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-9180EB
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-914CCB
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-90C592
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-142B71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy contemporary copy of an As of Claudius (AD 41 - 54) dating to c. AD 43 - 54 (Reece period 2). Stylised, helmeted figure of Minerva advancing right holding round shield and throwing javelin, SC flanking. Date: Roman Diameter: Weight: Die axis: 6
Created on: Thursday 7th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-0F7A62
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period c.AD 314 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe in left. Mint of London. As RIC VII, p. 98, no. 10; Cloke and Toone, 2015: pp. 212-213, no. 8.02.015.
Created on: Thursday 7th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-E54451
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy trapezoidal double-looped buckle with an integral centre bar and a separately applied pin. The frame is rectangular with pointed projections at the centre of each of the short outer edges, each with a transverse central groove.. The corners have expanded, rounded knops and there is a rounded knop at either end of the centre bar. The apertures are trapezoidal. The frame is undecorated and rectangular in cross section.The centre bar is narrowed from the frame and trapezoidal in cross section, The rear face is flat and undecorated. The pin is tapering with the wide…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 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: DOR-D46A8D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and incomplete copper alloy mount or strap fitting of Early Medieval date.The mount is elongate and sub-rectangular with one rounded end and the other broken. It has a rectangular cross section. The front of the plate is decorated with a moulded interlace design forming seven sub-circular knots set in a framing ridge around the edge of the plate. On the reverse are the stubs of two pierced lugs, possibly for attachment through a leather strap. The mount is broken in two. Date: Early-Medieval - c. 800- 1000 Dimensions: 56.69 mm x 9.48 mm 8.10 mm Weight: 6.58 g
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DEV-B02895
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: 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-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-55D288
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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: SOM-55CAFA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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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
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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-55A620
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to c. 60 BC to AD 20 . South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age Diameter: 20.86 mm Weight: 4.66 g Die axis: 7
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-559817
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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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-55779C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus of Licinius (Ad 317 - 324) dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT (two captives seated under trophy) reverse. Mint of Trier. Mint mark: *//.PTR Reference: RIC VII No. 250 Diameter: 20.08 mm Weight: 2.52 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-555EBA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A silver denarius of Titus (AD 79- 81) as Caesar, issued under Vespasian (AD 69 - 79) dating to AD 77 - 78 (Reece period 4). Mint of Rome. Reference: RIC II (2nd Ed) No. 972 Diameter: 19.43 mm Weight: 3.08 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-554858
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS (two soldiers and one standard) reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 13.02 mm Weight: 1.19 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-5532D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A silver denarius of Marcus Aurelius ( AD 161 - 180) as Caesar issued under Antoninus Pius ( AD 138 - 161) dating to AD 157 - 159 (Reece Period 6). Reference: RIC III cf. No. 475 a (no column) Date: Roman Diameter: 17.07 mm Weight: 2.67 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-5520EE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A silver denarius of Vespasian (AD 69-79) dating to AD 74 (Reece Period 4). Mint of Rome. Refeence: RIC II (2nd Ed) No. 702 Diameter: 18.08 mm Weight: 2.54 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-5505A0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A silver penny of William I (1066 - 1097) dating to 1080 - 1083. 'Profile/cross and trefoils' type (BMC vii). Minted by Cnitwine in Shaftesbury. Reference: North Volume 1, No. 847 Date: Medieval Diameter: 19.21 mm Weight: 1.12 g Die axis: 7
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-54E392
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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
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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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