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Record ID: DOR-D40CC7
Object type: WIRE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of lozengiform sectioned gold wire. Date: Unknown Report to H. M. Coroner on find of potential find of Treasure from Osmington, Dorset. 2013 T 218 Description Coiled fragment of gold wire with quadrangular section. Diameter 13.69 x 12.57mm; Thickness 1.87mm; Weight 1.9g. Identification It is not impossible that this fragment is ancient; however there are no diagnostic features and thus it is not possible to assign to any cultural or chronological context. It cannot therefore be securely dated to pre-1713 and as such falls outside the provisions of the …
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 24th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osmington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-4451E7
Object type: WINDOW GLASS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of hand made sheet window glass from the post-Medieval period, c.1590-c.1700. The glass is uneven in thickness, with air bubbles evident and the surface is very scratched. The glass has a greenish tint and has probably come from diamond leaded windows.It measures 38.05 in length, 31.50 mm in width and is 2.07 mm thick. It weighs 3.449 grams.
Created on: Sunday 6th December 2015
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: SOM-736C82
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T399 Description: Silver whistle, made of thin silver sheet, well-shaped mouthpiece, square opening, tapering to the end which has been broken off. Along the length of the whistle, five projecting flanges, in silver, these with traces of gilding. Dimensions: Length: 57.40mm, Width at mouthpiece: 9.21mm, Width at widest point, including decoration: 15.81mm, Weight: 6.12g Discussion: Date uncertain, but the unusual flanges suggest possibly 16th century date. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-243912
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver whistle.The circular chamber from the end of the whistle only. It comprises two hemispheres with flanged edges which have been soldered together.The hemipheres are dented. At one side is an oval aperture where the main body of the whistle would have been attached. Next to this is the stub of the missing s-shaped wire handle. The form is that of a Boatswains's whistle, used for signalling on ships. Date: Post- Medieval - 16th to 17th century Reference: PATAR 2007, p 146, No. 337
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A4FE94
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver whistle. The circular chamber from the end of the whistle only. It comprises two hemispheres with flanged edges which have been soldered together. Both hemispheres are decorated with a cinquefoil with heart-shaped foils. Both hemispheres are dented. At one side is an oval aperture where the main body of the whistle would have been attached. The form is that of a Boatswains' whistle. Date: Post Medieval - 17th century Whistles of this type were used for signaling on ships. Reference: PATAR 2007, p 146, No. 337 Consequently, in terms of age and as the …
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 30th April 2015
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Record ID: DOR-03E861
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver whistle.This fragment joins to the fragment previously recorded as Treasure case 2009 T399 (SOM-736C82). This is the lower part of the whistle and tapers to a rounded suspension loop with a circular aperture. Before the loop there are two rounded collars.The fragment has been cut at the break and is also split partway along. Date: Post- Medieval - 16th to 17th century Dimensions: 55.40 mm x 6.25 mm x 4.29 mm Weight: 2.84 g
Created on: Monday 24th September 2012
Last updated: Monday 28th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-6E2574
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver whistle. At one end is the circular sounding chamber, which comprises two hemispheres with flanged edges which have been soldered together. The hemispheres are dented and there is a large hole in the top. The pipe of the whistle extends from the chamber, flaring slightly to the open end. It is circular in cross section and has two collars, one set in from the attachment end and the other around the terminal. Both are decorated with two incised lines. Below the pipe and attached from the edge of the chamber to around three quarters of the length is an open wire han…
Created on: Monday 17th March 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shillingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-7AF680
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy whistle of post-medieval date. The whistle is sub T-shaped in plan with a hollow, circular section. One terminal is cast in the design of an exotic bird while the other has been lost to an old break. The object is possibly a hawking whistle. The metal has a mid reddish-brown patina and is worn. The whistle is 67.7mm long, 33.9mm wide, 9.2mm thick and weighs 30.9g. Similar whistles can be seen on the PAS database as Unique ID: KENT3333 and BUC-8600D2.
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2205A5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a whetstone. It is square sectioned with a break at either end. One end flares out and has a long, central groove on one face. The opposite face has an angled groove at the other end. A fine grained, laminated, micaceous siltsone or mudstone. Date: Not closely datable, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval - 12th to 18th century Dimensions: 44.76 mm x 31.93 mm x 20.31 mm Weight: 42.52 g Weight: 8g
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-321244
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible whetstone, hone-stone or polishing stone. A shaped quartzite pebble (probably a beach pebble). The pebble has several angular facets resulting in its broadly rectilinear shape. The profile shape is pentagonal. On both of the long faces there are areas of wear at the short edges. The upper surface, where two facets join together producing a central ridge (the point of the pentagonal profile) is slightly more smooth than the other surfaces. Date: Uncertain Dimensions: 83.81 mm x 47.53 mm x 58.63 mm Weight: 420 g (approx)
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Record ID: DOR-688601
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy trade weight. Probably 15th to 16th century. A small, circular, uniface weight. There are two concentric incised lines at the edge. The obverse is stamped with a crown at one edge and a lis opposite at the other edge. These stamps are over the incised bands. There is small hollow at the centre of the weight and the whole surface is slightly concave. The reverse of the weight has clear file marks over the whole surface. The weight of the object does not appear to conform with any known 15th to 16th century weights for coins and the placement of the symbols is different to …
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B829A5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast, copper alloy trade weight. A uniface, circular weight with concentric grooves at the edge and about halfway in. there is a central circular depression.At the edge of the inner circle is a stap comprising a crown above a probable letter H. The back has several scratches and file marks. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval (Henry VII to Henry VIII) Dimensions: 41.29 mm x 2.81 mm Weight: 22.23 g
Created on: Monday 16th July 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: DOR-F596F4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy trade weight. A 2 ounce circular weight with a thick rim and recessed area on the upper surface. This area is stamped with standard avoirdupois marks. They are a sword, upper case A, ewer (coffeepot), and a crowned letter C for Charles I or II. The base of the weight has a casting mark and several concentric ridges. Date: Post-medieval - c.1625 - 1685 Dimensions: 40.83 mm x 6.28 mm Weight: 53.55 g (c. 2oz)
Created on: Wednesday 23rd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EF9711
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight (probably). A rectangular bar of lead, which may have been used as a weight. The sides taper in a little from the base to the top. There are numerious scratches and dents but no sign of a purposeful marking. Date unknown.
Created on: Monday 5th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-EE1421
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible net or thatch weight of unknown date. The object is trapezoidal and is made from a fine grained sandstone. It has three smooth edges and the other edge is broken. The perforation, which is a minimum of 5.3mm in diameter, has been drilled from both sides in the centre of the thinner part of the trapezium. The weight measures a maximum of 80.95mm in length, 61.7mm in width and is between 10.02mm and 18.03mm thick. It weighs 151g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-F34854
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A one ounce trade weight, probably provincial. The only stamp is a crown above the initials GR.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-59C3A3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead weight of possible late medieval date (13th-15th century). It has thickened edges and a central circular recess. A reasonable parallel was recovered from excavations at the College of Vicars Choral, York, between 1973-1980, and dated to between the 13th-15th centuries (Ottaway & Rogers, 2002, 2955-6, no.14581).
Created on: Friday 16th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Toller Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F89D00
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy trade weight probably from the reign of Charles I (1625-1649) or Charles II (1660-1685). The weight is circular with a wide raised rim on the top and an indented centre on the back. There are two pairs of incised concentric circles on the front. It is 76.7mm in diameter by 15.0mm thick and weighs 439 grams, 15.5oz. It has probably lost weight through corrosion and damage and was originally a pound weight. It would have originally been part of a set of weights and bears official marks showing it was made in London and verified by the founders company all…
Created on: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitechurch Canonicorum', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B5CB37
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small conical cast lead weight of uncertain but possibly medieval date. The weight measures 11mm in height by 16.7mm (base diameter) by 7.2mm (top diameter) and weighs 13.4g. There is a circular hole running from the top to the bottom. The hole is slightly off centre at the base. The base has two diagional grooves at one side and a third groove running across from side to side next to the hole. It is also possible that this object is a small spindle whorl for a drop-spindle.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-002515
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Circular with a flattened bottom surface and slightly convex top surface with a central circular hole and undecorated. Probably a spindle whorl. Date: Roman to Medieval circa 50-1500 AD Weight: 28.75g. Dimensions: 23.94mm diameter, 8.94mm thick, 8.1mm internal diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 4th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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