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    • County: Somerset
    • Primary material: Copper alloy
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Record ID: SOM-D96DC2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by John Sprake in Taunton, Somerset, 1648-1672 AD; Williamson (1891:991), Somerset 282.
Created on: Thursday 4th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E96F91
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy weight for a half Ryal (Rose Noble). The weight is circular and flat with a raised design on one side only. The design is of the king with sword and square topped shield standing in a ship with rectangular bow and stern and a rose on the side of the ship. It is 14.2mm in diameter, 3.2mm thick and weighs 3.55 grams, 54.8 grains. A full weight half ryal would have weighed 60 grains (Withers and Withers 1995, 68) but weights were normally made to the legal minimum weight which was slightly less and can lose weight through corrosion processes, the edges of this example…
Created on: Friday 5th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E9EA20
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to AD 319 (Reece Period 16). VICTORIAE LAET PRIN P reverse type depicting two Victories with shield inscribed VOT/PR over a square altar with star (as part of the mint mark). Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p. 184, ref. 226 (probably). This coin has suffered some losses to its circumference.
Created on: Friday 5th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 4th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2DBE14
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. Mint of Arles (probably).
Created on: Monday 8th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-56A9F4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by the Constables of Taunton, 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227-230.
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: SOM-67D422
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Loop/eye part of a two part cast copper alloy dress fastener of Post-Medieval, 17th century date (AD 1600-1700). The fastener is flat and largely pointed oval in plan with an integral rectangular loop at one end of the main plate and a grooved ornamental knop at the other, reminiscent of a scallop shell. Flanking the beginnings of the ornamental knop is an integral perforated knop to each side. Two further attachment knops protrude from the widest part of the plate, giving a total of four such loops. The front of the plate is decorated with a moulded human facing bust with clusters of…
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-685DE4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by the Constables of Taunton, 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227.
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: SOM-6898F8
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy jetton, Lion of St Mark / imperial orb in tressure type, Nuremberg stock type by anonymous issuer, c. AD 1490-1550, cf. Mitchiner 1998, 360-361
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-BEA567
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by the Constables of Taunton, 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227.
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: SOM-BF2C73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper-alloy rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649), Type 2, unclear initial mark, AD 1636-1644, North (1993:165) no.2291.
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-C1A0D5
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy open type thimble or 'sewing ring' of late medieval or early post-medieval date. The sides are splayed and the base is wider than the top. The ring has fairly regularly spaced stamped triangular pits arranged in three to four rows around the sides. There is no evidence of a makers mark but it is badly corroded. It is 21.9mm by 19.3mm at the base and 11.2mm high; it weighs 5.13 grams. The splayed sides allow an easier fit on the finger and is also chronologically diagnostic to the late medieval or early post-medieval periods (Holmes 1988: 3). It is similar to Holmes (ibid.…
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 16th May 2019
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Record ID: SOM-C1DF55
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-loop buckle frame with rectangular loops, with the loop of the broken pin in situ around the pin bar. The pin has been broken just beyond the loop. The loops are trapezoidal in cross section. The outer edges of both loops are straight other than a central rectangular projecting lobe. There is an incised line running down the centre of each projection acting as a pin rest. There are smaller projecting knops at the ends of the narrowed strap bar. The frame is 40.5mm long, 25.3mm wide and 3.7mm thick; it weighs 9.08g. Whitehead (2003: 79) illustra…
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 15th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D1B460
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus II dating to the period AD 272 to 274 (Reece period 13). PIETAS AVGVSTOR reverse type depicting sacrificial implements. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D1DAB7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 to 274 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D2CCB6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval cast-copper alloy mount in the form of an openwork quatrefoil with scallop shell shaped expansions between the petals. In the centre is an equal armed cross the ends of the arms of which are joined by projecting V-shaped points with rounded ends. The outer edge is much wider than the cross. Between the points, at the ends of the cross arms are large shell shaped expansions with flaring sides and outer edges that are shaped slightly into a trilobed shape. The front of each shell is decorated with three grooves radiating from the base to the outer edge, each flanked by nar…
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D30122
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval sheet copper-alloy domed thimble with sloping sides, now squashed. There are multiple circular drilled or punched pits in slightly irregular concentric circles on the sides and top. Just above the base, below the pits, is an incised line. The thimble is 25.15mm long and 17.2mm wide in its squashed state; it weighs 5.15g, but this weight included mud. The thimble is probably late medieval in date (AD 1400-1500). It was probably used for light duty sewing (Egan 1998, 265).
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D32860
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval - post-medieval cast copper-alloy single loop buckle frame, missing its pin. The loop is oval with flattened edge acting as the pin/strap bar. The loop is D shaped in section with a flat back. All the way around the front are deeply incised, regular spaced diagonal lines creating a crude ropework. The frame is 30.1mm long and 28.3mm wide; it weighs 5.71 grams. A similar frame is illustrated by Whitehead (2003, 25), no.122 which he dates to c.1450-1550 AD
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D5DC02
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy late medieval annular buckle frame with central strap bar. The outer face of one side is decorated with incised grooves, forming lobes in between. The other loop has two constrictions on the outer edge, with a lobe at either side, the area between containing multiple transverse grooves. The front is bevelled internally and externally while the back is flat. The frame measures 31.2mm long, 27.3mm wide and 3.2mm; it weighs 7.24 grams. A similar buckle is illustrated by Whitehead (2003, 46), no.266, and is dated to c.AD 1400-1500.
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D63E54
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy impersonal seal matrix. The matrix has a pointed oval face with a central design of a lion rampant standing right within a line border encircled by the legend. The legend appears to read * PROTA[...]R[...]. The legend starts with a star. The matrix has a central ridge running up most of the back which would have terminates in a loop; this last has been lost following an old break. This object 19.75mm long by 14.7mm wide and 3.3mm thick; a weight was not captured on the day.
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-D70CF2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval plain cast copper-alloy double-loop buckle frame. The frame has two oval loops with bevelled outer and inner sides on the front; the back appears flat. The strap bar is narrowed with a triangular cross-section. The pin is missing but dark orange corrosion product at the pin bar shows that it would have been of iron. It is 24.9mm long, 20.3mm wide and 2.2mm thick, it weighs 3.0 grams. It is likely that simple forms like this were in use by c.1350 (Egan and Pritchard 1993:22, 82-3, cf no.332), and they continued into the 17th century.
Created on: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-E7EED7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper-alloy rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649), Type 2, crescent initial mark, AD 1636-1644, North (1993:165) no.2291
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-E81A27
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper-alloy rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649), Type 1, unclear initial mark, AD 1636-1644, North (1993:165) nos. 2287-2290.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-E90C23
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame missing its plate and pin. The frame is oval with an offset and narrowed strap bar and offset outer edge recessed in the centre to take a sheet roller which survives in place. The outer edge has knops flanking the recessed centre. The upper and lower sides have a convex outer face. The frame is 19.5mm long, 4.75mm thick and 24.05mm wide and weighs 4.53 grams. Egan (2007, 95) illustrates a very similar example, no.590. He suggests (ibid:86) this type (Meols Type 11) dates to the medieval period (c.1250-1400 AD).
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-E93014
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is broadly 'D' shaped in plan, with a protruding pointed lip for the pin in the centre of the outer edge. The lip seems to have a notched centre for the pin to rest in formed by an incised line. The frame is broadly D-shaped in section with a flattened inner side. The strap bar is slightly offset and recessed. The pin is missing. The buckle measures 17.3mm long, 20.9mm wide and 3.3mm thick; it weighs 1.89g. Similar buckles are illustrated in Egan (2007:91) e.g. no.496-497. These examples are categorised as a Meols type 4 and it is …
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Saturday 22nd October 2016
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Record ID: SOM-E9F928
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy vessel leg, c.1300-1500 AD, probably from a ewer (water jug). The leg has an elongated D-shaped cross-section with a rounded front and flat back. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The oval foot projects forward and has a rounded end. It is 35.2mm tall, 23.3mm wide, 12.8mm thick; it weighs 38.06 grams. The foot would have been one of three on a complete vessel, which would have been used to hold water for hand-washing (Lewis 1987).
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-EA3777
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy pedestal type seal matrix. The matrix has a circular face with a central design of a quatrefoil with frond like leaves. The impersonal legend around the design reads * LEL AMI AVET (you have a loyal friend). The legend starts with a star. The matrix has a pedestal type handle rising from the face in six facets, narrowing as it rises to a waist from which it expands out slightly before ending in a recessed, crude trefoil at the top, above a double collar.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd January 2014
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Record ID: SOM-EAB321
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy mount of elaborate openwork with a broken hook at one end, dating to the post-medieval period. The object is largely pointed oval in plan, extending at one end into a curved hook with broken tip. At the other end is a lozengiform knop with small trefoil tip. The centre of the mount is shaped by four trefoil shaped perforations that create an internal web that is complicated, but has longitudinal symmetry. Where the four central ribs meet the edge of the mount there are small bifid protrusions. The hook begins with a pair of addorsed crescentic mouldings. Above these lat…
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-EB0FE6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy domed thimble, probably of medieval date with angled sides and a domed top with a distinct carination between the sides and top. The thimble has small circular indentations arranged in slightly irregular lines down the sides and in a spiral around the top. There is a bare tonsure at the centre of the top. The sides are squashed in at the base and it is now 23.9mm long and 15.8mm wide; it is 17.6mm in height and weighs 8.31g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-511921
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and now incomplete copper-alloy domed thimble, probably of medieval date with angled sides; the top has been lost as a result of old damage and the sides squashed. The thimble has rectangular pits arranged in a spiral around the sides. The sides are squashed in and it is now 24.1mm long and 7.8mm wide; it is 17.7mm in height and weighs 5.44g.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-7EF3E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine (Constantius II or Constans) dating to AD 348-350 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting the Emperor on a galley. Minted at Trier. RIC VIII p.154, nos.239-244.
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7F5E92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy dupondius of as possibly of Nerva dating to c. AD 50-150 (uncertain Reece period). Unclear reverse type depicting figure seated left. Minted at Rome (probably).
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 26th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7FA4E5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete medieval buckle with integral hollow box plate cast in copper alloy (15th century AD). The frame is almost entirely missing apart from a very small part of the side at the junction. At the junction of frame and plate is an oval perforation. Retained in place is a long wire pin of circular cross-section, its tip bent to one side. It has corroded to a more red colour than the box plate and was of a different alloy. A thin, waisted element connects the frame and the trapezoidal plate. The box plate is hollow to accommodate the strap which was held in place by a p…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 26th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Elm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-802172
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval buckle with elaborate openwork plate of heavily tinned copper alloy (c. 13th century AD). The frame is rectangular with a protruding lip at the centre of its outer edge with a groove to act as a pin rest. The pin itself is looped in situ around the frame but has been significantly truncated as a result of old damage. The plate is formed of a single thick sheet folded round on itself at the frame end. The lower fold is narrow compared to the upper, and far shorter, just long enough to incorporate the notched cut out for the pin while retaining integrity. The upper part of the f…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Elm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A608A4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cuboid terminal with integral rod of circular cross-section emerging from the centre of one face. The cuboid 'head' has rounded corners. The rod has been truncated at bent to one side at its current tip. The piece is corroded and the colour of the corrosion product suggests a post-medieval date, although an earlier one ought not to be ruled out. It is uncertain what the function was of this object. It measures 30.8mm long (16.8mm excluding the rod) by 17.2mm wide by 17.9mm thick; it weighs 34.13g.
Created on: Friday 26th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Elm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A636D3
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age cast copper-alloy palstave (axehead) of unlooped type .The palstave is corroded, with some losses at its extremities. The septum is thinner than the blade suggesting that this is a palstave rather than an earlier flanged axe (Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 115). The flanges gradually widen from the butt to the stop, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre. The blade is rectangular in cross-section with shallowly curved sides that widen gradually towards the cutting edge before curving out more approaching the cuttin…
Created on: Friday 26th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E42A34
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 347-348 (Reece Period 17). VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN reverse type depicting two Victories facing and holding wreaths. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E475B3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy probably irregular nummus copying the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 330-335 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking two standards. Mint unclear. The circumference is damaged at two adjacent points with c.25% missing.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E48F13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Gallienus (sole reign) dating to the period AD 260 to 268 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E4B8B4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 260 to 275 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type possibly depicting a standing figure. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 29th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E52122
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying Tetricus I or II dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type probably depicting a standing figure. Mint uncertain. The flan is of irregular form and has been torn and bent at one end.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E545E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 29th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3D5156
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy mount of post-medieval date. The mount is of flat elaborate quatrefoil form with lobes that protrude at the angles. A pair of integral pointed lugs curve broadly in the same direction on the lower surface. The upper surface is seemingly undecorated, though has a polished quality absent on the lower surface. This method of attachment using integral lugs is characteristic of the 17th century. An example of this date, similar in form to this object, can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 34; ref. 278). The object has a general dark-green patina.
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3D5547
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy mount with two integral rivet spikes on the back dating to the 17th century, now incomplete following old damage. It is comparable to SOM-410496 on this database, found in the vicinity. This latter shows that the present example is incomplete and how it would once have appeared. This example has also been bent slightly in profile. The mount is an openwork quatrefoil in shape with two of the internal lobes joining, not having been fettled. On the outer edge of one petal is a rounded projecting knop, slightly truncated; and on the outer edge of …
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C47D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy contemporary copy of an as of Claudius dating to the period c. AD 43-60 (Reece period 2). Minerva reverse. Copying Rome mint. cf. RIC. I Claudius 100/116; Boon 27ff. The coin's flan has been bent upwards at one point.
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8DCEF8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy mount in the shape of an acorn with two integral rivet spikes on the back. The acorn has an elongated oval shape with a thinner 'nut' with a small projecting knop at the top, and a broader cup below divided from a smaller elongated oval (possibly a second acorn) by a waisted collar. The smaller element has been bent upwards as a result of old damage. The back is flat. The attachment spikes are circular in section, and taper towards the ends. The ends have both been bent to one side, shortly after emerging. The rivets emerge from the backs of the cups,…
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-906CC2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval cast copper-alloy single-loop (probably) sub-rectangular buckle frame with decorated outer edge. The frame is flat on its lower surface and moulded externally on the upper. The pin bar is slightly narrowed. At the corners of the outer edge are lobed knops that protrude diagonally. Between them is cusping around a central triangle which bears a scored pin rest centrally. There are four small lateral knops and the sides just in from the pin bar and outer edge, respectively. The pin is missing, although there is a hint of iron corrosion product at the centre of the pin …
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-90E841
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval double-looped buckle dating to c. 1660-1720 AD. The frame is sub-trapezoidal with concave notched ends each with two conjoined circular openwork apertures. The sides are pronouncedly concave with pointed and grooved knops at the junction with the apertures. The sides are thickened at the pin bar.. The latter appears integral to the frame, though narrowed and recessed. Patches of iron corrosion product are attached to it on both surfaces. The front of the buckle is moulded while the back is flat. It is curved in profile probably as a result of its use as a shoe or …
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-912A35
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle, missing its pin. The outer edge is widened and thickened, and tapers in thickness to the sides. It has slight lateral knops. There are three incised transverse grooves on the front of the outer edge in the centre, with further nicks to help define the knops. The top and bottom sides are slightly bowed in plan. The pin bar is very slightly narrowed and recessed. At the centre of its back is a prominent notch around which the pin would have looped. The frame is 16.2mm long, 13.8mm wide and 3.8mm (max.) thick, and 2.13g in weight. Gri…
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-91C874
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy (latten) spoon, surviving complete. The bowl is oval generally rounded, but slightly more steeply at the stem end. There is a maker's mark of a 'I R (with spoon)', on the front of the bowl near the stem. There are pellets above and below each letter. The stem is flat and connected straight to the edge of the bowl with no strengthening tail on the back. The stem terminates in an integral fluted baluster seal top, somewhat distorted; the seal top seems plain. There are extensive traces of a white metal coating on the bowl's internal surface. The bowl…
Created on: Tuesday 7th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haselbury Plucknett CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CDCC42
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy trade weight 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. It is 28.95mm in diameter by up to 3.4mm thick and weighs 10.32 grams, 0.363oz. It has probably lost weight through corrosion and damage and was originally a two-fifths of an ounce weight. When made the mass may have been refining through filing; numerous diagonal marks are visible on the lower surface. It would have originally been part of a set of weights and bears official marks showing it was made in Lo…
Created on: Friday 10th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-F6CC75
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete copper-alloy post-medieval buckle plate. The plate was formed of one copper-alloy sheet, cut and bent over on itself. It is broken in half, at the point where it would have looped round the buckle frame. From the broken point it continues with plain rectangular tabs on either side before narrowing to a waist of 7.7mm. The squared off terminal is flared out at 11.9mm wide. In addition to this hole at the terminal there is another hole central with the widest point; neither rivet survives. No decoration is visible on either surface. The metal is a general…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-F6D607
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete cast copper-alloy mount, possibly a propeller shaped belt stiffener of late Roman date. The mount consists of a central circular element (diameter 16.4mm) flanked to one side by a sub-rectangular tab. There is a transverse break at the circumference of the roundel where a possible equivalent tab might have emerged. The roundel is decorated with longitudinal ridges, those towards the edge curved to follow its shape. The grooves between are decorated with incised rocker arm. The tab begins with a transverse ridge, beyond which the main field has two longitu…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-F6DAF3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A British Iron Age copper-alloy stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), VA 1290/BMC 2790-2859/ABC 2175. The flan is seemingly small in its current state.
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-616413
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy (latten) spoon bowl, detached from the stem following old damage. The bowl is sub-oval with a wider, more squared off end near the stem (the shoulders) and fairly straight sides. There is a maker's mark of I spoon R?, punched on the front of the bowl near the stem. This latter has been broken at its junction with the bowl. There are extensive traces of a white metal coating on the bowl's interior. The bowl shape is consistent with a latten trifid spoon in latten dated c. 1680 by Homer (1975, 46; ref. f), thought it is similar to the slightly earli…
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haselbury Plucknett CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F42C16
Object type: PRICK SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy fragment consisting of the neck and goad from a 17th-century prick spur. The goad is of elaborate quatrefoil shape as is conventional on these spurs, known as 'Scotch spurs' (Ellis 2002, 8-9; refs. 27, 28). The lobes of the quatrefoil are closed, rather than being openwork, as with no. 28 quoted, ESS-DAC0C3 and NMGW-69B4FE recorded on this database. The lobes in the lateral plane are far more elegantly finished than the other pair. The neck is lozengiform compared to the base of the goad, and set at 45 degrees to it. It is decorated with fine transverse nic…
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F509E5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy token farthing issued by William Andrews in Wells, Somerset, dated AD 1651 on token, Williamson (1891, 993), Somerset 302. The following token, no. 303, also issued by William Andrews, presumably the same, reveals that he was a mercer by profession.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-69FF51
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 to 335 (Reece period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS type with a reverse depicting Victory standing left on prow with spear in left hand and right hand resting on shield. Mint of Trier.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6B0707
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting emperor advancing right with standard in left hand, dragging captive with right. Mint of Arles. The has a few small nicks around its circumference.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6B3DF0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnentius dating to the period AD 350 to 353 (Reece Period 18). FELICITAS REI PVBLICE reverse type depicting emperor standing left holding Victory on globe and standard. Mint of Arles. RIC VIII, p. 213, no. 137
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6BB314
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 308 to 309 (Reece Period 15). MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI reverse type depicting Mars standing right, holding shield and spear. Mint of Lyon. RIC VI, p. 264, no. 294
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2013
Last updated: Friday 15th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D40CD4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy as of Domitian (AD 81-96) dating to AD 86 (Reece Period 4). IOVI CONSERVAT, S C reverse type depicting Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Mint of Rome. RIC II, p. 196, no. 334
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D48E66
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular Roman copper-alloy nummus copying the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 353-361 (Reece Period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting a soldier spearing a fallen horseman. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4F332
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete copper-alloy dress hook dating to the post-medieval period. The object has been cast in one piece with an openwork, moulded upper surface; the lower surface is flat. The attachment loop is all but missing following old damage. The plate features a pair of transverse bars with central rounded bosses. The aperture between the upper bar and the former top would have formed the loop. The aperture between the two bars is dumb bell shaped. The lower bar abuts the base of the plate; there is a small sub-triangular perforation below. At the ends of the bars the sides …
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2013
Last updated: Sunday 23rd February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A5DBB5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame, incomplete in as much it is missing its pin. The pin bar extends beyond the edges in squared off lobes. The reverse and upper surfaces are flat, and the frame bevelled internally and externally on the upper surface. This latter is decorated on each outer edge by a six-petalled rosette with three outer petals and three inner. Traces of orange corrosion product around the pin bar's centre and one of the outer edge suggest that it was made of iron. The buckle is a red/brown colour but is sometimes covered in a …
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 1st August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A63DE5
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy dagger guard (quillon) of late medieval date (c. 15th century). It consists of a broadly lozengiform copper alloy bar which expands at either end and widens in the centre to accommodate a rectangular hole (now blocked) - this would have taken the tang of the dagger. Extending to one side and from either end of the main bar, are two joined arches (resembling an inverted number three). The object is plain but corroded. Where it survives the patina is grey in colour; the underlying metal is red/brown. The dagger guard is very similar to refs. 628 and 629, illustrated…
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 1st August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B6A888
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An extremely corroded post-medieval copper-alloy farthing of Charles II (AD 1660-1685), dating between AD 1672-1679, London mint, Spink 3394
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 2nd August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B75400
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy button of post-medieval (17th-century) date. The button is circular, of a convex domed form, with an integral loop emerging centrally on its lower surface. The loop is D-shaped, with a slightly off-centre circular perforation (Dia.: 3.2mm). The upper surface of the button is decorated with a punched foliate/floral design. The foliate decoration comprises a central stem with a curving stem (?leaf) either side. The central stem terminates in a ?flower with a lobe above formed of two punched crescents. This latter contains a punched ring-and-dot motif; b…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 2nd August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B81C47
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large quatrefoil cruciform mount with central boss cast in copper alloy of medieval date. The base of the mount consists of four trefoil arms, each with a rivet hole in the centre; parts of three rivets survive in situ. The edge of the base is bevelled. The arms are arranged at the cardinal points around a circular domed central boss with a stepped base and small flattened top. The surface of the boss has flattened strips and file marks suggesting that the object has been turned. The reverse of the boss is hollow. The object has a mid-green shiny patina. One of the sides of one of th…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B89958
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and abraded post-medieval cast copper-alloy vessel foot and part of the leg. The leg is D shaped in cross-section with a flat back and convex front; it has broken following an old break at a diagonal angle. It is decorated with five longitudinal ribs. There is a prominent transverse collar at the junction of leg and foot. The collar has moulded diagonal ribs giving a ropework/cable pattern. The flaring foot is also D-shaped in cross-section, also with raised ribs running down the front, but highly worn and abraded. Crudely made cast copper-alloy vessels were widely use…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 2nd August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BBC6E1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date (c. 17th century), incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The frame is formed of a pair of sub-oval loops with a single triangular protrusion (moulded trefoils or lis) at the central outer edge, and with similar protrusions at each end of the bar set at the centre of trefoil sides. The side elements of the trefoils at the outer edges provide two of a total of six petals around a central pellet, giving a moulded flower at these points. The front of this buckle is flat, with bevelled edges, whilst the reverse…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BCEDC5
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval cast copper-alloy seal matrix with multiple dies. The artefact is cross-shaped with a central perforated element from which four arms of circular cross-section extend; one is broken and the flared terminal with the die has been lost. The surviving dies are broadly circular in shape (c. 12mm in diameter) and each contain a shallowly engraved device within a border. The devices are as follows: a fleur-de-lis, a ?stag running right, an ?anchor. Such multi-die matrices tend to be attributed a 17th-century date (see Read 1988, 152; 1030, 1031). The artefact…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 2nd August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BD4210
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy medieval single-looped buckle with trapezoidal frame and folded sheet plate. The frame has slightly convex sides and rounded corners. The outer edge is narrowed at its centre to accommodate a folding sheet or roller which survives in place. The frame's bar is also narrowed and offset. The sheet plate is rectangular with slightly abraded edges. The lower half of the fold is both narrower and shorter than the upper half. They are connected an extant rivet at the attachment end. The frame end has recessed side to accommodate the frame; the gap afforded is generous. A perfo…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-374DF7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Gratian dating to the period AD 367 to 375 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type depicting Emperor standing, head to left, standard in right hand and left hand resting on a shield. Mint of Arles. This coins has suffered two main losses at its circumference equating to about 15% of the flan overall.
Created on: Thursday 8th August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 8th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4AC795
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch in the shape of a rabbit shown in profile. The rabbit is depicted seated with compact, rounded body and proportionally small head. The fore and hind paws seem to be truncated, but would not have been that prominent to judge from comparanda. The eye is formed of a punch and a small ear extends behind the head. The body is corroded and pitted; it is pitting that seems visible rather than recesses for enamel found on similar brooches. The lower surface features a broken and abraded double pin lug at the centre of the rabbit's rear, and a a…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4BF091
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy spur rowel in the shape of a five-pointed star. The arms are flattened oval in cross-section. There is central circular perforation through the body of the rowel through which the rivet attaching it to the spur would have travelled (Dia.: 3.3mm). Small grooves between the points around the hole help delineate them. The artefact is of a red-brown metal small patches of dark-yellow corrosion product. Such rowels are undiagnostic and a wide medieval to post-medieval date is therefore offered; similar examples can be found illustrated in Read (2001, 66; refs. 505-507).
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-50DA73
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy (latten) spoon, incomplete having lost its knop to old damage. The bowl is oval, generally rounded, but slightly more steeply at the stem end. There is a maker's mark of a fleur-de-lis stamped on the front of the bowl near the stem. The stem is flat and connected straight to the edge of the bowl with no strengthening tail on the back. It is rectangular with rounded corners in cross-section. The bowl is 64.5mm long, 46.3mm wide and 13.4mm max. deep. The bowl shape is consistent with seal top spoons which have a long floruit from c. 1550 onwards. …
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 9th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8A5147
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval cast copper-alloy forked spacer which would have been part of a composite strap end, dating to the late 13th/early 14th to the early 15th centuries. The front and back plates are missing. The spacer has two rectangular arms, square in cross-section, both of which seem intact and are of slightly varying lengths. The two arms meet at the bottom with the inner sides curving in to the middle in a U-shape and the external sides taper to a series of three rectangular collars moulded in the round, the central of these slightly wider than those above and below. Below these co…
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8B9DE5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and incomplete medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame missing its plate, pin and much of its frame. The frame was oval before old breaks halfway along one side and just before the outer edge respectively. The outer edge is offset and recessed in the centre to take a sheet roller with central low groove which survives in place. The outer edge has large rounded knops flanking the recessed centre. Egan (2007, 86) suggests that this type (Meols Type 11) dates to the medieval period (c. AD 1250-1400).
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C1522
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Uncertain standing figure reverse type. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8C84C7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy lower part of the bow and catch-plate of a brooch. The upper part of the bow, the head of the brooch and pin are missing due to an old patinated break. In cross-section, the bow is rectangular with rounded corners; it generally has flat upper and lower surfaces. The bow is elongated trapezoidal and tapers gradually from the point of the break (W.: 5.9mm) to a width of 3.5mm at the foot. The foot is simply squared off and decorated with two transversely incised grooves; the leg above is plain. On the lower surface the solid catch-plate survives well. It is broa…
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8F3994
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy finger-ring with integral key dating to the earlier Roman period. The hoop is broadly circular and D-shaped in cross-section, being flat internally (int. dia.: 17.2mm max.). There are no shoulders as such and the bezel is only slightly thicker than the hoop. As with such artefacts the bit protrudes at right angles to the bezel such that the key element lay flat on the finger. The bit begins with a trapezoidal base that is decorated with a pair of transverse grooves. Above this is a recess each side to a narrow waist before the main sub-triangular upper element. The tria…
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 24th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8FAE87
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval Nuremberg copper-alloy jetton of the 'Rose / orb' type struck by Hans Krauwinckel II (AD 1586-1635), 'GOTES SEGEN' legend, Mitchiner 1557ff.
Created on: Monday 12th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-9F9187
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete large Roman cast copper-alloy developed T-shaped brooch dating to the late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The pin, lower part of the bow and the foot are missing following old damage. The head has two hollow cylindrical wings with flattened upper surfaces. They held the axis bar for the hinged pin. The axis bar survives in part, largely corroded, made of iron. Between the wings on the under side of the head is a slot in which the pin would have hinged. On the underside of the wings behind the slot is a thickened patch which may have helped retain the pin in use. R…
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A01BE8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy bow brooch dating to the 1st to 2nd century AD, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The head has two hollow cylindrical wings both slightly abraded at their tips. They held the axis bar for the hinged pin. The axis bar survives in part, largely corroded, made of iron. Between the wings on the under side of the head is a slot in which the pin would have hinged. The wings are decorated with an incised line running across them diagonally, from the top of the pin slot to the back of the upper surface. The upper surface was also decorated on each side wi…
Created on: Tuesday 13th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 5th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-20F936
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy trade weight from the reign of George III or IV. The weight is circular with a wide raised rim on the top. It is 28.8mm in diameter by up to 5.8mm thick and weighs 19.55 grams, 0.687oz. It has probably lost weight through corrosion and damage and was originally a three-quarters of an ounce 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 allowing it to be used in markets and shops as an official weight. A crowned letter G (for George) is located at …
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-214CA0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A cast copper-alloy fragment: possibly a dish support from a late medieval/early post-medieval chafing dish. The object tapers to a point at one end. It has a trapezoidal cross-section and appears to have been broken away from another element at the shorter of the long edges of the attachment end. The artefact has corroded to a red/brown colour with patches of light-green corrosion product. It appears to be plain.
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-21B4C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Roman probable initial T-shaped brooch, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin (later 1st-century AD). The brooch survives well, only having suffered some post-depositional abrasions and slight pitting. The head has tubular wings, flattened slightly on their upper surface. They are apparently plain. The axis bar is largely obscured by the wings, but is can be said to have been made from iron judging by orange corrosion product both at the wing terminals and within the pin slot. The hinged pin is missing. The upper bow emerges from the wings initially at a…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-225F64
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus probably of the House of Valentinian dating to the period c. AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19). Probably GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting emperor advancing right with standard in left hand, dragging captive with right. Mint unclear. Extremely corroded and worn this coin has also lost around a fifth of its flan to old damage.
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-228BC4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 319-320 (Reece period 16). VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP reverse type depicting two Victories with shield inscribed VOT PR over a altar. Mint of London. RIC VII, nos. 157, 160, 161, 163.
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-33A355
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 to 335 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting a wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-33B9B2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus probably of the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 347-348 (Reece period 17). Possibly VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN reverse type depicting two Victories facing and holding wreaths. Mint unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-344788
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy dupondius probably of Trajan dating to the period c. AD 98-117 (Reece period 5). Uncertain standing figure reverse. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-347E52
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus II dating to the period AD 272-274 (Reece period 13). Probable standing figure reverse type. Mint uncertain. This coin has been bent and damaged due to a recent strike.
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-34ACE7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular Roman copper-alloy (barbarous) radiate copying Tetricus I dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Spes reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower with right hand and raising hem of skirt with left hand. Mint uncertain. Cf. Cunetio p. 163, refs. 2980/2981
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-34CDF0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular Roman copper-alloy (barbarous) radiate probably copying Tetricus I dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Spes reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower with right hand and raising hem of skirt with left hand. Mint uncertain. Cf. Cunetio p. 163, refs. 2980/2981
Created on: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5DE141
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A damaged and incomplete copper-alloy 2nd-century Roman disc brooch of the tutulus type. The circular brooch would have originally had eight plain, squared off peripheral lugs; three are now missing. The lugs are external on a rim. The rim is echoed by a ridge within; the groove within may have held enamel. This border has received considerable old damage leading to fractures and losses at the circumference and the grooved zone within. A second zone of similar width sits within the inner ridge and before the central boss; this has suffered considerable losses and abrasions too. The ce…
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-C85F06
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent post-medieval copper-alloy trader's token farthing (large) issued by John Rogers of Bridgwater in Somerset in AD 1669; Williamson (1891, 975), Somerset 70
Created on: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C8BA53
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy trader's token farthing issued by Peter West in Glastonbury, AD 1648-1672; Williamson (1891, 981), Somerset 156
Created on: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C99621
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval copper-alloy trader's token farthing issued by Ambrose Seward in Yeovil, AD 1648-1672; Williamson (1891, 995), Somerset 340. This token has suffered a loss to its circumference.
Created on: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 10th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C9D403
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent post-medieval copper-alloy trader's token halfpenny issued by the Port Reeve of Yeovil, AD 1668 or 1669; Williamson (1891, 995), Somerset 326 or 327
Created on: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 18th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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