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Record ID: DOR-BAE780
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Five sherds of Black Burnished type ware. South Western variant fabric. Dark grey to black reduced fabric with oxidised dark red and reduced pale gray margins. Poorly sorted mixed temper, including sand, shale and iron rich pieces. Some of the surfaces are slipped..Two rim sherds from jars and one undiagnostic body sherd. One rim is beaded and the other is upright with a beaded edge. Handmade. The sherds a heavily abraded. One moderately everted rim sherd from a jar. One rim sherd from a flanged bowl. Three undiagnostic body sherds. Handmade. The sherds are heavily abraded. Date:Early …
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BACEBC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Three sherds of Black Burnished ware. Poole/Wareham fabric.Dark grey to black reduced fabric with abundant rounded quartz sand temper. Some of the surfaces are heavily burnished.Two rim sherds from jars and one undiagnostic body sherd. One rim is beaded and the other is upright with a beaded edge. Handmade. The sherds a heavily abraded. Date:Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c.50 BC to 150 AD Weight: 21 g
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BAAF0B
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy strap end. A Roman cvalry strap terminal or apron mount.. A D-sectioned plate of curvilinear outline with a rounded attachment loop at the top which retains a copper alloy rivet in the circular hole. Beyond it the plate is baluster shaped with a rounded, circular cross sectioned knop at the end. At the rear, above the knop is a short upward projecting lip. Date: Roman - AD 43 - 150 Dimensions:28.10 mm x 6.15 mm x 6.77 mm Weight: 2.93 g Similar to WILT-80CAA7 where the author notes: The object belongs to a group of distinctive strap fittings relating to the …
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BA8A9D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete large copper alloy plate brooch. A plate brooch in the form of rosette bow brooch. Part of a brooch of composite construction. A large plate with traces of white metal coating on the front face. The plate has a circular upper paert with a narrowed leg below. The large rounded end of the plate is slightly dished and has a central iron rivet. It is decorated with a faintly incised double-stranded circular framing band. The leg of the brooch extends outward from the rounded end and may have formerly flared out into a fantail, however this is now tapering to a gently rounded …
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B7FAE3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy buckle with integral plate. The buckle frame is trapeziodal with vertical inner edges and a triangular cross section (pointed at the outer edge. The frame is decorates with transverse grooves arount three sides. At the fouurth side projects the integral plate. The plate is narrowed from the frame, slightly tapering and rectangular in cross section. The edgeds a slightly chamfered. Behind the frame is a central circular attachment hole. Towards the opposite end is another circular attachment hole filled with iron corrosion product and flanked by a short rounded projection…
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B7C651
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy brooch. A Colchester derivative, "dolphin" type. The short wings are complete, open to the the rear and at either end. The wings are filled with the fused remnants of the copper alloy spring for the missing pin.There is a copper alloy axis bar visible at the ends of the wings. The head of the bow is arched upwards from the wings, curving downwards and tapering towards the break. The bow is decorated with moulded longitudinal ridges. It is oval in cross section. Date: Roman - AD 80 - 120 Dimensions: 29.68 mm x 15.06 mm x 13.27 mm Weight: 9.53 g
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B77997
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy brooch. A Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type. The wings are complete, open to the top and rear and terminating in a perforated wing cap at either end. These are sub-oval, expanding backwards and have an off-centre drilled circular perforation, holding a copper alloy axis bar in situ. The wings are plain. Around the axis bar are the remnants of the coils of the sprung pin mechanism. The coils are in three pieces; two coils on one side, five on the other and one and a half coils extending into the stub of the pin and remnant of the chord. There is a furthe…
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B76219
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367 - 378) dating to AD 367 - 378 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI (Gratian standing holding standard and shield) reverse. Mint of Arles. Date: Roman Diameter: 18.02 mm Weight: 2.08 g Diameter: 6
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B74CA8
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, captive to rear) reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 16.55 mm Weight: 1.78 g Diameter: 6
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B72E71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantine II (AD 317 - 340) dating to AD 330 - 335 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS (two soldiers and two standards) reverse. Mint of Trier. Mint mark: //.STR Reference: LRBC Pt II, Date: Roman Diameter: 17.66 mm Weight: 1.89 g Diameter: 6
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B38512
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy hooked clasp dress fastener.The front is moulded and the rear face is flat. It has an openwork plate pierced with six perforations two circular flanking the main part of the plae, two kidney-shaped and two sub circular set around the central element of an inverted fleur de lys. The central element is framed by a V (the point above the top of the lys). The side edges are curvilinear in outline. There is a moulded collar below the plate at the top of the tapering hook. The hook curves rearwards and is 'D'-shaped in cross-section, flat at the rear. The hook termina…
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-B346D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Roman denarius, possibly of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) dating to the period c.19-18 BC (Reece period 1) or perhaps the Civil Wars (AD 68-69) dating to c.AD 68-69 (Reece period 4). DIVVS IVLIVS reverse type depicting the legend to left and right of an eight-rayed comet, tail downwards. Probably Spanish mint I (Colonia Caesaraugusta?). Cf. RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 44, no. 37a. The weight and pelleted border are closer to the Augustan issues (RIC 37a, 102), although the slightly crude nature of the dies and the comet with tail downwards finds parallels in the Augustus series issued durin…
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-6B0DC4
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy blunt hooked dress fastener. A Read Class A, Type 2 clasp. It comprises an oval plate which is squared at one end where it narrows into a the remnant of a forward curving rectangular blunt hook at one end. The the plate is flanked by two attachment loops, one on either side towards the the end where the hook emerges with a third attachment loop at the apex of the plate at the opposite end. All the attachment loops have a central circular hole and a small knop at the apex. The front of the plate is decorated wirth a stamped and incised foliate design of a cent…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6AD22D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a composite lead alloy button with traces of a wire shank. Only the centre of the button remains. It is flat fronted and decorated with a simple five petalled rose motif moulded in relief. On the reveses is a raised circular area in the middle with a straight groove across its centre where a wire shank was attached. Date: Post Medieval - c. AD 1600-1750 Dimensions: 12.27 mm x 11.18 mm x 3.87 mm Weight: 1.35 g A similar button is recorded in database record SOM-4012DA and similar butttons are recorded in Read, B, Read, B., 2005.Metal Buttons c. 900 BC - c. AD 1700.nos, 82 - 89
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upwey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-AF525F
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A small fragment of spur arm. The arm has a triangular cross section. The convex outer face is decorated with incised curlecuesa along the edges and a row of transverse lines with annulets at the ends spanning the central ridge. The rear is flate. There is a break at each end of the fragment, it tapers slightly towards one and the whole piece is slightly curved. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700 Dimensions: 22.21 mm x 11.37 mm x 3.93 mm Weight: 4.21 g A similar, more complete spur is recorded in database record SUR-09B75B
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-AEE629
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nummus of Helena ( AD 324 - 341) dating to AD 337 - 341 (Reece period 17). PAX PVBLICA (Pax standing with sceptre and branch) reverse. Mint of Trier. Mint Mark: //TRS palm Reference: LRBC Pt. I, No. 128 Diameter: 13.76 mm Weight: 1.25 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-AECDC3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 330 - 335 (Reece period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS obverse type with Victory on the prow of a ship on the reverse. Mint of Trier. Mint Mark: //TRP. Reference: LRBC Pt. I, No. 59 Diameter: 16.11 mm Weight: 2.66 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-08B04B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy buckle with separate psheet matal plate. A single looped oval buckle frame with a pointed lip and an offset and narrowed bar. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The rear of the frame is flat and covered in file marks. The point on the outer edge is notched. Attached to the bar is a sheet metal buckle plate. The plate is of equal length front and rear and has a central rectangular aperture where it folds over the bar of the buckle to allow for the attachment of the pin. The plate has a single central attachment hole in the centre of the lower edge on each side. The c…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-088796
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver sceat of Series H. Shield with human face boss on the obverse, stylised bird on the reverse. Reference: North Volume I, cf. No. 103 Date:Early Medieval - c. 710 - 750 Diameter: 12.19 mm Weight: 0.83 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-086F4C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An As or Dupondius, probably of Commodus dating to AD 175 - 192 (Reece period 9). Standing figure on reverse. Date: Roman Diameter: 24.88 mm Weight: 9.23 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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