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    • Created by: Robert Webley
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    • County: Somerset
    • Primary material: Copper alloy
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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SOM-339F83
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent hook-piece from a copper-alloy post-medieval book-clasp. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with a slightly flared attachment end; the other end is squared off with a central rectangular curved hook. At the flared end is a single central rivet hole; the head of a copper-alloy rivet is corroded in place. A second corroded rivet head is located around two thirds of the way along the clasp. On the upper surface possible curvilinear decoration can possibly be discerned below the hook. Anything beyond is obscured by corrosion product; there is a circular discolouration around the ri…
Created on: Friday 14th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 14th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0B27C7
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged and incomplete hook-piece from a copper-alloy post-medieval book-clasp. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with a flared attachment end, now heavily abraded; the other end is squared off with a central rectangular curved hook. The main body of the clasp is 17.5mm in width, flaring to a maximum of 20.6mm at the attachment end. At the flared end is a single central rivet hole; the remnants of an iron rivet is corroded in place. The object is decorated on its upper surface in four main transverse registers separated by transverse ridges moulded in low relief. The register close…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: SOM-0ADED8
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent hook-piece from a copper-alloy post-medieval book-clasp. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with a flared attachment end; the other end is squared off with a central rectangular curved hook. The main body of the clasp is 14.2mm in width, flaring to a maximum of 16.3mm at the attachment end. At the flared end is a single central rivet hole; the iron rivet is corroded in place. On the upper surface there is a zone of decoration below the hook, covering around a third of the clasp. A stamped sunburst or flower sits within an elaborate quatrefoil border in this zone. The whole is b…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: SOM-F529E7
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hook-piece from a copper-alloy post-medieval book-clasp. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with a slightly flared, cusped attachment end; the other end is squared off with a central rectangular curved hook, narrowed in relation to the end. At the flared end is a single central rivet hole; the head of an iron rivet is corroded in place. A second corroded rivet head is located around two thirds of the way along the clasp. On the upper surface is a stamped ring-and-dot design towards the centre formed of two rings. It would seem to be otherwise plain. This artefact has corroded to…
Created on: Friday 23rd May 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7CD507
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A damaged silver-plated copper-alloy bracelet of late post-medieval date (c. 19th century AD). The bracelet is broadly C-shaped in plan, with a rectangular central portion flanked on each side by an expanded lobe. The front and sides are cast in one, the sides flat and the front convex. A separate plate follows the curved line of the sides and was attached to the edges of the front giving a hollow front. The sides each terminate in a domed mammiform boss with central pellet; these flank the outer surface of the front. Each of the bosses is decorated with narrow depressions around it, …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DD947E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The frame is formed of two oval loops with a central narrowed strap bar of trapezoidal cross-section. Possible traces of iron corrosion product at the strap bar suggest that the pin was made of iron. The frame is 'D' shaped in section with a flat back and rounded front. There are projecting circular knops at the outer corners of the frame on both loops and rounded knops at the top and bottom of the strap bar. The pin is missing. It measures 35.4mm long, 24.2mm wide and 2.6mm thick. I…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Friday 23rd May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
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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-B98446
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle of post-medieval date, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The buckle is square with an elaborate, expanded outer edge formed of an oval on ovoid knop. This latter is divided from the rest of the frame by a thin transverse ridge. The frame is decorated by transverse grooves on the internal edges of the inner and outer edges. The sides are decorated with similar grooves externally. The upper surface is also slightly bevelled externally and internally at the edges. The lower surface is virtually flat and plain. The pin bar is not d…
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B4A431
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy buckle with separate pin and stud chape surviving largely intact. The frame of the buckle is symmetrical, comprising two roughly 'D-shaped' sides which curve downwards in profile either side of the axis bar. At the centre of the two horizontal sides of the frame there are two opposing, 'bow-shaped' mouldings. At the centre of each of the two curved outer ends is a moulding with engraved, opposing oblique lines, which at one end acts as a pin rest with central groove. The central axis bar is contained within two opposing holes in the frame, above which thre…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Sutton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1FC82D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame, incomplete insofar as it is missing a pin. The buckle is broadly oval; with broadly straight upper and lower edges and convex curved ends. There is a narrowed integral central strap bar with lobed knops at either end. These are flanked by slightly concave curved sections of the upper and lower sides. Beyond this, on the outer ends of each side, is an outward projecting knop; some of these are abraded. The ends are thickened in the centre coming to a point on the inner side. Whitehead (2003, 70) illustrates two similar ex…
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F9791
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame with trapezoidal loops. The loops are rectangular in cross section, with external bevelling on the upper surface. The outer edges of both loops are extended into points in the centre flanked by rounded knops at the corners. There is transversely incised line across each centre acting as a pin rest. There are short, projecting knops at the ends of the narrowed strap bar. The back is flat and plain. The copper alloy pin is rectangular in cross-section. It tapers at its tip to a point. Whitehead (2003, 84) illustrates a very…
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2028B8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval or post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame. The frame has two oval loops which incurve towards the pin bar. They are bevelled externally on their upper surface thus giving them a triangular cross-section. The pin bar is trapezoidal in cross-section. The pin is formed of a strip of rectangular cross-section and is looped loosely around the pin bar. It tapers to a gradual point at the tip which has been bent upwards following old damage. One of the loops has been bent upwards in relation to the other, slightly twisted, following old damage. The buckle has c…
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CACA47
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame. The frame was formed of a pair of oval loops with moulded floral decoration on their edges; one of the loops has been lost beyond the mouldings at each end of the pin bar as a result of old damage. There is a trilobed moulding at each end of the pin bar. This latter is triangular in cross-section and has lost its pin. The surviving loop has a protruding trilobed moulding on its outer edge. The lower surface of this buckle is flat while the upper surface is bevelled shallowly externally. This artefact has c…
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-746AA6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of early post-medieval date, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The frame is formed of two conjoined ovals such that the sides incurve. The frame is shallowly bevelled externally on the upper surface; the lower surface is bevelling internally accordingly. The pin bar has a trapezoidal cross-section. It is raised slightly at each end in a subtle knop. The buckle frame has corroded to a variable mid-green colour. In profile the buckle has been bent as a result of old damage.
Created on: Wednesday 4th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2013
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Record ID: SOM-8680A3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date (c. 17th century), incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. In plan, one loop is D-shaped and the other is trapezoidal. The upper surface of the frame is bevelled externally and the underside is flat. At the centre of the outside edge of the D-shaped loop is a double transverse ridge which would have acted as a pin rest. At each end of the pin bar is a triple moulding. The buckle is corroded and most of both faces are coated in black lacquer. A similar buckle has been published by Whitehead (1996, 91; ref. 568) dated c. A…
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: SOM-DC61E7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame of post-medieval date (c. AD 1500-1650), incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin. The loops are of pointed oval form; they incurve towards the pin bar. The pin bar itself is narrowed and terminates in a small pointed knop at each end. The points are central triangular protrusions on the outer edges; one features a transverse groove which would have acted as a pin rest. The frame is bevelled both externally and internally on its upper surface; the former is more gradual. The pin bar is therefore trapezoidal in cross-sect…
Created on: Monday 9th September 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2689E5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date, incomplete only in so far as the iron pin is highly corroded with only its loop surviving. The broadly D-shaped loops are bevelled externally on their upper surface; bevelling echoed internally on the lower. In the centre of each outer edge is a protruding squat fleur de lis. The lis are defined by an transversly incised line across their base, and circular punches in their side fleurs; there is an incised line along the lobelike central fleur. The pin bar features small lobes at each end; as noted, the loop of the iron p…
Created on: Thursday 31st October 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DF8104
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded and incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval plain double-looped buckle frame. The frame is missing one of its loops after an old break at the pin bar; only vestiges of the loop survive. The surviving loop is trapezoidal. There is a small knopped protrusion at each end of the pin bar. The pin is missing, but traces of orange/brown corrosion product at the pin bar and the centre of the outer edge suggest that it would have been made of iron. The frame is very corroded and pitted with a dark-green patina only surviving in places. For similar examples see Whitehead (2003, 82…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DDD29D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame, missing most of one of its loops as well as its pin. The pin bar extends beyond the edges in rounded 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 rosette probably with three outer petals and ?two inner. Traces of orange corrosion product around the pin bar's centre and on the upper surface of the rosette confirms that the pin was made of iron. The buckle has a drak-green patina where corrosi…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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