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Record ID: DOR-54D2DB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn but complete cast copper-alloy strap junction dating to the period. It comprises three conjoined loops arranged in a triangular shape.Set centrally between the two upper loops and above the bottom loop is a highly stylised, elongated human head. The head is convex with hollow reverse and crudely rendered,with a brow and nose ridge, slight indentations for the eyes and a small line for the mouth. It is oval in outline. he loops are D shaped in cross section and of similar diameters (approximately 10 mm). Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman c. 100 BC to AD 100 Dimensions: 30.16 mm
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-528C44
Object type: RIVET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable copper-alloy sheet metal rivet, of the type usually used for repairing metal vessels. The rivet is formed from a kite shaped piece of sheet metal, rolled into a cone. The top of these rivets is often top folded over to form the head, but this has not been done in this case. The tip of the cone is open. The rivet has not been fully formed and is probably unused.Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1800Dimensions: 28.15 mm x 8.05 mm x 6.66 mmWeight: 1.68 gA discussion of these rivets can be found in Egan, G 2005, Material Culture in London in an Age Of Transition: Tudor and Stuart …
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5241FE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy buckle plate. A single sheet metal plate remains. There are two tabs with a notch between them at one end where the plate was folded over the missing buckle and joined to the missing back plate. There are two circular attachment holes set on the long centre axis of the plate. The front of the plate is decorated with a transverse line parallel to each long side with zig-zag rocker arm decoration infilling to the edge of the plate. There are traces of a black coating on partes of the surfaces Date: Medieval c. 1300 - 1500 Dimensions: 29.98 mm x 11.48 mm x 0.6…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-58FA5C
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy hooked clasp. A single sharp-hooked clasp. It comprises a trapeziodal loop at the top of a solid, circular plate with a long tapering hook extending from the lower edge. The hook has a trapeziodal cross section and is curved backwards.It terminates in a sharp point. The circular plate is decorated with a moulded five petalled double rose. The back of the plate is hollowed, the front is convex. Date: Early Post Medieval c. 1500 - 1650 Dimensions: 34.99 mm x 14.55 mm x 3.11 mmWeight: 2.82 g Similar examples can be seen in Read, B, 2008, Hooked Clasps and Eyes, …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-58B56E
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy strap fitting. A purse hanger. The object comprises a large hook extending into a rectangular frame with two apertures. The hook has a backward projecting zoomorphic terminal at the top of the arm. This is in the form of a heavily stylised beast head with recessed muzle and an open, beak-like mouth. Below this and extending down at a right-angle is a recessed recangular section. This is decorated with two areas of obtuse angled cross hatched decoration separated buy an unceorated diagonal band. At the end of this, on the insideof the curvrving hook, is an oval, …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5892DA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy knife end cap or stop. A rectangular copper alloy stop decorated with three rounded lobes on the upper edge. Each of the lobes has a circular aperture. It has an rectangular cross section. Below the tri-lobed upper edge both the faces of the stop are decorated with obtuse engled cross hatched incised lines. There are incised lines along the vertical edges of the two faces. The sides of the stop are wedge-shaped in profile. On the underside of the stop is the remnant of the iron tang of the missing knife, extending into a rectangular slot evident part way up the sides.. …
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-55A7D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver penny of Charles I dating to 1625 - 1649. I behind bust. Inner circle on obverse only. Diameter: 13.50 mm Weight: 0.38 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-42F0B6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I, dating to 1583. Mint of London. Bell initial marks. Reference: North Vol. II, No. 2016 Date:Early Post Medieval Diameter: 16.25 mmWeight: 0.89 gDie axis: 10
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3F64BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of Elizabeth I, First coinage, dating to 1560 - 1561. Mint of London. Cross crosslet initial marks. Reference: North Vol. II, No. 1988 Date:Early Post Medieval Diameter: 13.52 mm Weight: 0.34 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3F3E84
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A siliqua of Valens (AD 364 - 378) dating to AD (Reece Period 19). VOT X MVLT XX in a wreath on the reverse. Mint Mark: //TR Diameter: 16.68 mm Weight:1.67 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3F0747
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comtemporary copy of a nummus of the house of Constantine dating to AD 330 - 335 (Reece Period 17). Copying a CONSTANTINOPOLIS type (Victory on prow of ship reverse). Although a competent copy, both the obverse and reverse designs are stylised and the letter forms are not those of regular issue coins. Mint mark: // T reversed R S Diameter: 16.36 mm Weight: 1.47 g
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-3ED0F5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A nummus of Constantine I (AD 306 - 337) dating to AD 322 - 325 (Reece Period 16) SARMARTIA DEVICTA (Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm, pushing captive to right) reverse. Mint of Trier. Mint mark: [-]TR crescent Reference: Diameter: 18.62 mm Weight: 1.74 g
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A928E
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete cast copper-alloy rapier. At the butt is a small, narrowed tang with a rounded end. It does not appear to be broken. The blade is expanded from the hilt with angled shoulders and tapers towards the bent and broken opposite end. It has a lenticular profile and a low mid-rib on both faces. It has possibly been deliberately broken in antiquity. Date: Bronze Age c. 1600 - 1000 BC Dimensions: 141.65 mm x 19.68 mm x 4.05 mm Weight: 60.86 g
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A7E7D
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete cast copper-alloy quillon dagger guard. It resembles a small pick-axe in form and has a central sub-rectangular body, with large, irregular rectangular aperture through which the dagger tang would pass, with one surviving arm, the other is broken and missing. The remaining arm is narrowed from the central block and has a rectangular cross section. It flares to a squared-off terminal. The arm is decorated with a pair of angled incised lines at the end on each face and another pair (angled in the opposite direction) on one face where it joins the central block. The stub of t…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A35C7
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy suspension mount for a harness pendant The mount is cruciform with has three equal arms. The fourth arm ia shorter and comprises two pirced lugs for the attachment of the missing harness pendant. The three arms all taper slightly to a pointed terminal. Each is decorated with moulded angular ridges and notches. The surfaces of the rectangular araised area are decorated with cross hatched lines which retain traces of gilding. Each has a circular attachment hole towards the terminal. At the centre of the arms ia a moulded rctangular area decorated with cross hat…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-2A0940
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy socketed gouge. The upper part and socket are circualr in cross section. The socket is 15.2 mm in internal diameter and approiimately 50 mm in depth. Around the socket is a thick, rounded collar. The gouge tapers slightly and becomes C-shaped in cross section towards the cutting edge. There is casting line along each side. The cutting edge is slightly lopsided, probably as a result of use wear.Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BCDimensions: 73.71 mm x 22.88 mm x 3.81 mmWeight: 57.22 g A silmilar gouge is recorded in database record DUR-06F0E8 and dated to t…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-29C849
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of composite copper alloy strap end. The front plate only of a composite sheet-metal strap end of uncertain type. The plate is rectangular with a scalloped upper end and a shallow point at the opposite end. It is flat and rectangular in cross section. There is a single, circular attachment hole set at the centre near the upper edge. The front of the plate is decorated with incised lines forming a cross pattee with a large flaring lower arm/base, also decorated with an incised line equal armed cross. Part if the area outside the lower part of the cross has been infilled with …
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-298FC7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy and enamel mount. A circular, domed mount. Convex at the front and holwed at the rear, the mount has a central circular attachment hole. The front is decorated with white enamelling in a recess with a metal reserve around. It is in the form of a pointed octofoil. the area outside the octofoil and tin a framing band around the central hole is a darker enamel. There are traces of gilding on the metal reserves between the enamellled areas, including on the framing band at the outer edge of the mount and around the central hole.Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 160…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-296867
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch. A Colchester one-piece type. The bow, wings and forward hook only remaining. At the head are two small, flat wings. Drawn from the rear of the head is the stub of the integral sprung pin mechanism. Also extending from the rear of the centre of the head is a tapered forward hook which probably housed the missing chord of the pin mechanism. The bow is arched from the head and has a rounded cross section. It tapers to a sharply pointed foot. There is a remnant of a catchplate behind the lower part of the bow. No decoration remains. The bow has been b…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-293AA3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Aesica or Rosette type brooch. Of composite construction, only the lower section comprising a short section of bow, an expanded "winged" foot and a catchplate remain. There are breaks top and bottom and at one side of the foot, so it is difficult to be certain of the original shape. At the top the the bow is oval in cross section with the remnant of a lug at either side. One lug is slightly better surviving than the other an appears to retain part of a circular recess. The bow is decorated with a groove and ridge along the side and it tapers to the foot. There is a circul…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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