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    • Created by: Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
    • Created after: Monday 1st January 2018
    • Created before: Friday 9th February 2018

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Record ID: DOR-705874
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double loop buckle frame. The frame has two oval loops with a flat back and beveled inner edges. One loop is damaged at the centre of its outer edge and appears to be almost worn through. The centre bar is narrowed from the frame and has a rectangular section. The pin is missing, but there are traces of iron corrosion product on the centre bar, possibly from an iron pin. Date: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval, c. 1350 - 1600 Dimensions: 20.31 mm x 16.47 mm x 2.34 mm Weight: 1.78 g Finds from London indicate broad date range with examples published including Ega…
Created on: Sunday 4th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-6F53D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy farthing token. Probably of Charles I and dating to 1625 - 1636 Diameter: 16.42 mm Weight: 0.26 g Die axis: Uncertain
Created on: Sunday 4th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-6F0E32
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver penny of the Commonwealth dating to 1649 to 1660. No legends. Shield of St. George within wreath formed of a palm and laurel branch on the obverse and conjoined shields of St. George and Ireland on the reverse. The coin is incomplete and folded at one edge. It has been pierced betwen the points of the conjoined shields. Reference: North Volume 2. No. 2729 Diameter: 14.18 mm Weight: 0.36 g Die axis: 5
Created on: Sunday 4th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-898848
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A group of three clay tobacco pipes fragments dating to the 17th century. 1] A clay pipe bowl with a flat heel. A Bristol and Wiltshire type dating to c. 1640 to 1670. The incuse mark on the heel is GEO/RGE/BVT in three lines. George Butt was a maker in Shaftesbury. See Atkinson D R ,1969, "Clay Tobacco Pipes found in Shaftesbury", DNHAS Proc Vol. 91, 210-211, figure 3 No. 16 2] A clay pipe bowl with a flat heel and an out-curved bowl, a Bristol and Wiltshire type dating to c.1680 to 1700. The incuse mark on the heel is the initial TS in a heart shaped frame. This is possibly for a S…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-BAE780
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-5F8CC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver denarius of Carausius dating to AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14). TEMPORVM FELICI; Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae. Partial mint mark in the exergue. Mint Mark: //R[SR] Reference: RIC Vol V, Pt. II similar to no 580 Diameter: 19.28 mm Weight: 2.97 g Die axis: 6 This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-5EBA0C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver denarius of Carausius dating to AD 286-293 (Reece Reriod 14). MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Mintmark - //R(SR). Reference: RIC Vol V, - . This type is not recorded with the RSR mintmark. Diameter: 20.46 mm Weight: 4.49 g Die axis: 6 This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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