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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-DA1725
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval Scottish silver cut halfpenny of William I (1165-1214), short cross phase A, minted by an uncertain moneyer (possibly Walter) at Perth, 1195 - c. 1205 AD, Spink 5027.
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
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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: 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-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: Wednesday 10th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-678C65
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of uncertain ruler issued at York, c. AD 1350-1475
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th April 2013
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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: Thursday 11th April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-6898F8
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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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: Monday 15th April 2013
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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-C11713
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I (1625-1649), Group D, Fourth bust, triangle-in-circle initial mark, minted at London, AD 1641-1643, North (1991:162) no.2257.
Created on: Monday 15th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 18th October 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-C23A06
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), long voided cross class 2-4, possibly 3b, minted by Nicole at London, AD 1248-1251, North (1993:226), no.987
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-D68B66
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver penny of Charles I (1625-1649), uncertain group and bust, unclear initial mark, minted at London, AD 1625-1649. This coin is very worn and has been clipped.
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-E87605
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), long voided cross class 5a-g, minted by Henri at London, AD 1250-1265, North (1993:226-227), no. 991/1-997.
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-5145C1
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Knapped tertiary flint flake, undiagnostic in date and therefore dated from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age. It is incomplete as there is some recent damage to its edges. There is a prominent bulb on the ventral face with an adjacent scar. The dorsal face features numerous longitudinal removals generally from the proximal end. The flint is grey, stained brown. It measures 34.9mm long by 28.2mm wide and 6.8mm thick; it weighs 6.36 grams.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
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Record ID: SOM-5320B1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver sixpence of William III (AD 1694-1702), first bust, early harp, large crowns, dated 1696 on coin, minted at Chester, AD 1696, Spink 3522. One edge of the coin has been bent up and the other down to create an S-shaped profile. Coins modified in this way are often referred to as 'love tokens'. The coin is very worn and may have been deliberately smoothed.
Created on: Monday 22nd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-3858A0
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2013 T179: Acquired by the Museum of Somerset. For full catalogue and details of the excavation please contact the Somerset FLO. The find consists of 3335 base silver coins of the second and third centuries AD. 165 of which are denarii (which had been the principle Roman denomination during the first two centuries of Roman Britain) and the rest are radiates, the denarius-multiple (probably a double denarius) first introduced in AD 215 and which began to take over as the main denomination in the course of the third century. In addition, there are four large brass co…
Created on: Friday 3rd May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yeovil', 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-0B6901
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2013 T292: Disclaimed and returned to finder A damaged and incomplete silver-gilt dress-hook dating from the 16th century. It is of four-element construction; the back-plate has broken giving five parts, some attached to each other. The plate is lozenge shaped with a recessed centre within a raised border. It has broken in two parts around a circular hole at its centre. The sides of the lozenge are beaded and there are three projecting knops on each; at each corner is a five-petalled flower. The top corner of the plate is missing to an old break. An applied moulding …
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0C3CB2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Edward II (1307-1327), Class 10cf5-11a (probably), uncertain mint, AD 1309-1312
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-25BE95
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2013 T308: Not Treasure and returned to finder A gold finger ring (posy ring), D shaped in section with a flat inner side. There is an incised inscription running around about two-thirds of the inside of the hoop. It reads 'Godly loue cannot remoue', all letters in lower case italics, apart from an initial upper case letter 'G'. The inscription terminates in a stamped maker's mark, possibly an upper case letter 'C'. The inscription is identical to one on a posy ring held by the British Museum (BM number 1961,1202.178), though the 'u's are rendered as 'v's on the B…
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna 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-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-61E485
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), coronet initial mark, AD 1567-1570, North 2001. This coin has received some losses to its circumference and has been bent slightly as a result of old damage.
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-6220F1
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small circular cast lead-alloy button of post-medieval date. The concave back has an integral shank (broken before the loop) and a line from the mould. The convex upper surface has raised decoration with a pattern of small pellets depicting a double six-petalled flower with a raised dot in each petal and a central dot. A similar button has been recorded on this database, ref. LON-F18AB7, with another example published in Hume (1969, 89; Fig. 22), described as late 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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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: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F55283
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped post-medieval silver Irish sixpence of James I (AD 1603-1625), First coinage, initial mark bell, minted at Dublin, AD 1603-1604, Spink 6514. One edge of the coin has been bent up and the other down to create an S-shaped profile. Coins modified in this way are often referred to as 'love tokens'. The coin is very worn and may have been deliberately smoothed.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 10th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-AF25F4
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy cap from a post-medieval powder measure (c. 17th century). It has slightly flaring sides from top to bottom, at one point now squashed inwards, giving a sub-circular base which is open. Where the sides meet the top there are two attachment loops, one on each side, both squashed down against the sides. The top is slightly recessed at its circumference with low concentric ridges suggestive of a centring process. A seam is prominent on the side. The object measures 17.0mm in height, 23.2 by 18.3mm at the base and 18.1 by 17.5mm at the top (excluding the loops). Th…
Created on: Friday 14th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marston Magna CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B3C9D3
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2013 T378: Disclaimed and returned to finder A c. 15th century medieval silver spoon. The handle is formed from a hexagonal cross-sectioned stem that terminates in a faceted cone at one end and is broken at the point it begins to flare into the spoon bowl at the other. The bowl is almost entirely missing. The terminal is formed from a six-sided cone, the sides flattened slightly at their base, set above a narrow neck with a raised collar at its base. This style of terminal is referred to as a 'diamond point'. The handle has been bent very slightly in profile. The obj…
Created on: Friday 14th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 9th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Curry', 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-D02D71
Object type: VERVEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A small early 17th-century post-medieval silver vervel (hawking ring). It is circular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. Engraved on the exterior in two lines is the inscription in capital letters: * RETORNE TOO // * HVGH * PORTMAN. Dimensions: It is 9.3mm in diameter (7.4mm internally), 4.2mm high, 0.9mm thick, and weighs 0.82g. Discussion: Vervels were used to connect the leather jesses or thongs attached to hawk's legs to the leash which tied the bird to the block. They generally record the owner's name and place of origin, but here it only records the own…
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2013
Last updated: Thursday 5th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taunton', 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: 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-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-D50AB4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), Third issue, A initial mark, minted at London, AD 1583-1585, North 2016
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-D56EE8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver penny of Richard II (AD 1377-1399), Type III, minted at York, AD 1377-1399, North 1329e-f
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 13th May 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-A82F40
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A very worn post-medieval silver halfcrown of William III (AD 1694-1702), dated 1697 on coin, minted at Bristol, AD 1697, Spink 3488
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 1st August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B610D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval silver twopence of Charles II (AD 1660-1685) minted in London, dated 1679 on coin. Spink 3388
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-B65748
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), initial mark bell, minted at London, dated 1583 on coin, North 1997. As well as being worn, this coin has suffered some bending at its circumference and resultant cracking.
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-B67D66
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), initial mark crescent, minted at London, dated 1588 on coin, North 2015. This coins is extremely worn, damaged and incomplete. It has suffered tears, bending and some losses at its circumference.
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-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
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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-B8FBC6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete two-part lead-alloy cloth seal, the two discs and the connecting rivet intact along with the connecting tab. The central rivet and front disc were stamped with a 'privy' or 'merchant's' mark. The mark has the letters ?P [...] with a knot design above and below within a line border. On the reverse is a are three incuse stamped capital letters arranged in an inverted triangle: V D // I. This was probably a cloth seal used by a weaver, dyer or searcher. The use of a privy mark suggests a 16th to 18th century date; many with incuse stamps are dated to the 17th century.
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-3BEE86
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), crescent initial mark, London mint, AD 1587-1590, North 2017
Created on: Thursday 8th 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-49F074
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped Scottish post-medieval silver eighth thistle-merk of James VI (AD 1567-1625), James I of England (AD 1603-1625), Eighth coinage, minted in Edinburgh, dated 1602 on coin, Spink 5500
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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