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    • County: Somerset
    • Primary material: Copper alloy
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Record ID: SOM-390654
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and upper part of the bow of a Roman cast copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch with hinged pin dating to c. AD 60-100. The lower part of the bow, foot and pin are missing to worn breaks. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings containing an iron axis bar for the hinge. One wing has lost its upper half, possibly as a result of corrosion of the axis bar within. The complete wing is decorated with a double transverse ridge moulding towards its top with an incised line within. There is a large transverse slot through the centre of the underside of the head, between the w…
Created on: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 21st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-30A1D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy annular brooch of medieval date. The frame is formed of a thick wire of circular cross-section which, contra the definiton of medieval brooches, has no current pin constriction. However, it has been broken as a result of old damage, possibly at a former constriction; the ends have been neatened and overlap each other by c. 4mm. The object otherwise has the module and delicacy of a brooch; it now has an internal diameter of c. 19.0mm. A pin of circular cross-section survives on the frame, its tip overhanging the edge of the frame, though with very shallow c…
Created on: Friday 12th September 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huish Episcopi CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-315832
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete octagonal cast copper-alloy annular brooch with central circular aperture of medieval date. The frame is flat and rectangular in cross-section with a pin constriction at the centre of one of the sides. A thick wire pin survives in situ. It is formed of a wire bent into a loop at one end and of rectangular cross-section. It measures 40.6 by 3.5 by 1.8mm. It has been bent downwards at its centre as a result of old damage. The frame has also been bent upwards at one corner in the past. The frame is c. 7.1mm wide and c. 2.0mm thick. It is decorated on its upper surface wit…
Created on: Friday 12th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F9D5FA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the most of the head and upper bow; the pin, lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of cylindrical wings with a central slot. One of the wings is broken with only about half of the original wing surviving. Orange/brown corrosion product in the slot and on the lower surface of the bow below suggests that the axis bar for the hinged pin was made of iron. Both wings are decorated with a trio of grooves, thus creating a pair of ridges, at the end largely on the lowe…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F92DC6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the head, with broken pin, and upper bow; the lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of cylindrical wings with a central slot. The wings contain the copper-alloy axis bar for the hinged pin, viewable within the slot. The head of the copper-alloy pin, with spur, is still in the slot; only the beginnings of the rest of the pin survives in addition, bent to one side. Both wings are decorated with a trio of lines at the end on the upper surface. There is no evidence for a tab…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2451B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is part of the head and upper bow; the rest of the head, pin, lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head was formed of cylindrical wings with a slot that is slightly off centre; one of the wings has been lost beyond the head. Retained in the extant wing is the remnant of the copper-alloy axis bar for the former hinged pin, viewable within the slot. The surviving wing is decorated with a pair of transverse lines at the end on the upper surface. An integral headloop protrudes from the centr…
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-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-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
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Record ID: SOM-87A344
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a Roman cast copper-alloy developed T-shaped brooch dating to c. AD 75-150. The fragment consists of the abraded bow and foot with catch-plate on the reverse; the head and pin are both missing. The bow is flat with rounded edges. At its centre it expands into a flattened lozenge shape. This shape is decorated on the front with a moulded lozenge within a lozenge recess. Within the moulding is a further recess with traces of red enamel. The bow curves gradually in profile. The catch-plate is abraded at the foot. For similar brooches see Hattatt (2000, 303; refs. 318, 319).
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: SOM-7C0E95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower part of the bow and catch-plate of a Roman copper-alloy brooch. The upper part of the bow, the head of the brooch and pin are missing due to an old, twisted irregular break. In cross-section, the bow is rectangular with rounded corners; it generally has flat upper and lower surfaces, though with a recessed channel on the lower . The bow is elongated trapezoidal and tapers gradually from the point of the break (W.: 8.5mm) to a width of 5.6mm at the foot. The foot terminates in a transverse ridge decorated with two angled incisions. The leg above is finely decorated above a pa…
Created on: Monday 4th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-ACACA4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch, incomplete in so far as it is missing the majority of its pin. The brooch consists of cylindrical wings, bow and foot with catch-plate at the back. The wings are decorated with a pair of incised lines at their tip on the upper surface. The front of this decoration is demarcated by a incised longitudinal line which travels towards the slot, without reaching it. The remains of the circular copper alloy axis bar is visible at the tips. Between the wings is a slot in which the remnants of the pin are hinged. The pin has a pointed spur at its h…
Created on: Monday 6th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 6th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A3C7D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy button brooch of early-medieval date (5th - 6th century AD), of Class C. This example is incomplete in so far as its iron pin been lost to corrosion; a trace of corrosion product is present adjacent to one of the lugs (now so abraded that one cannot distinguish the pin lug from catch-plate). The rim is upturned (H.: 3.2mm) and very slightly flared. The upper surface is decorated with a central moulded anthropomorphic face-mask viewed straight on within a line border. The helmet is formed a pair of nested peltaic outlines. The eyebrows and nose are formed of a single T-s…
Created on: Friday 25th April 2014
Last updated: Friday 9th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett 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-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-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-7ED8B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch in the shape of fabulous creature, a sea monster with two heads, of Feugère's type 29a5 (c. 2nd century AD). The creature has a curved L-shaped body and is going right with its head looking backwards. At the other end the tail loops round on itself, curving at its tip to face the head in a zoomorphic terminal. Protruding from the loop of the tail is a triangular projection. This projection features an enamelled cell, largely red apart form a central pellet in a different colour, now decayed. The animal's main body also features a curved L-s…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton', 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
Spatial data recorded.


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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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