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    • Created by: Naomi Payne
    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2006
    • Created before: Sunday 31st December 2006
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: SOMDOR-BC1877
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy variant of an early Anglo-Saxon disc brooch. The flat circular brooch measures 27.7mm in diameter, it is 3.8 mm thick and weighs 7.17g. It has a central raised circular border with a further less well-defined raised circle within. Inside this is a convex oval decorated with two small circular depressions and a slightly protruding area to one side. This resembles a face. Outside the outer circular border, the brooch has been silvered or tinned, and it is decorated with a border of rounded crescent stamps. The back of the brooch is flat and undecorated. The integra…
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BBE9E5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy penannular brooch of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date. The brooch is oval with a circular cross section. Each terminal has been formed by twisting the ends forwards into spirals. The pin and much of the original surface are missing and there is no discernible decoration. A similar example from Lincolnshire can be seen in Hattatt's 'Visual Catalogue' (2000, p. 340, fig. 199, no. 651).
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BB7C91
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy disc brooch of probable second century AD date. The brooch measures 36.1mm by 34.2mm by 1.9mm and weighs 6.43g. It is circular and flat with four equally spaced circular knops around the edge. The front of each of these is recessed for enamel, traces of which survive. There are four circular holes in the main part of the brooch, each in line with one of the knops. Around the holes a circular border is recessed for enamel, very little of which survives. The area around the holes is also recessed, and there is a further concave depression in the centre of the brooch. …
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BB1AD2
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy seal matrix of probable fourteenth century date. The seal matrix measures 18.9mm in diameter, 2.7mm in thickness and weighs 4g. It is circular and flat, with a semi-circular perforated lug on the back, behind the point at which the legend starts. The inscription reads * WAKE ME NO MAN. In the centre of the legend there is a depiction of a curled up sleeping lion inside a four-arched tressure.
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BB0112
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Uninscribed South-Western ("Durotrigian") stater of late Iron Age date. The edges are damaged and uneven.
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westonzoyland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BAB5A0
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount of probable eleventh century date. The mount measures 38.3mm by 25.9mm by 6.1mm and weighs 18.9g. It is loosely pentagonal with a central loop at the upper end and a backwards angled flange at the base, which is perforated by two attachment holes. The front is moulded to resemble a human mask and the back is flat and undecorated. The face is worn, but pointed oval eyes set within a larger border, a straight mouth and nose and a slightly projecting chin are discernible. This stirrup strap mount is of Williams' Class A, Type 9. T…
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-BA7021
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Nummus of Magnentius minted in Arles between 351-3, VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories and wreath. RIC vol. VIII no. 181 (p. 216). Reece 18
Created on: Friday 22nd December 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-9557F2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Colchester-type one-piece brooch of 1st century AD date. The brooch is 68mm in length, 27.8mm across the wings and the bow is 2.2mm thick. It weighs 7.29g. At one end is a crossbar which would have protected the (missing) spring. The external chord, a short length of which survives, is held in place by a short hook which is turned back on itself from the top of the bow. The wide flat bow narrows slowly into a rounded foot which is slightly damaged. It is decorated with four faint parallel ridges. Between the central pair of ridges there is a vertical line of beading…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-90A057
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn 'rose/orb' jetton produced in Nuremberg between c. 1500-50.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-81AA74
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn trade taken farthing produced in Dorchester, Dorset, in 1669. The initials H D may be for Alexander Haviland, mayor of Dorchester in 1669 (Boyne and Williamson, 1858, p. 63, no. 38).
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-816FE5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Royal farthing token of James I minted between 1614 and 1625. Type 3 (Lennox "round"). North no. 2135 (1990, p. 149).
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-811632
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Royal farthing token of Charles I minted between 1625 and 1634. Type 1 (Richmond "round"). North no. 2277 (1990, p. 164).
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-7C7DA5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy pin of probable first to second century AD date. The pin measures 90.2mm in length, the head has a diameter of 7.8mm and the shaft has a diameter of 3.7mm. The pin weighs 5.52g. The head is in the form of a squat cylinder with slightly convex ends (corresponding most closely to Cool's button-shaped knob type, but without grooves cut into the top of the shaft) and there is a thickening in the centre of the shaft. The pin is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-6C0115
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim fragment from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel of medieval or post medieval date. The top of the rim slopes at 45 degrees into an internal lip. The thickness of the rest of the vessel is around 4.8mm. The inside face of the vessel is smooth and the exterior is slightly more rough. The curvature suggests that the vessel rim was formerly around 34cm in diameter. Dimensions: 61.7mm by 36.9mm by 5.3mm Weight: 33.66g
Created on: Monday 18th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-696F30
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of the cast copper alloy leg of a medieval or post medieval cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet. The vessel leg measures 29mm in length by 49.4mm in width by 31.1mm in thickness and weighs 158.6g. It has a D-shaped cross-section with a sloping flat front and a trapezoidal back, with five facets. The front face has a central projecting vertical rib. The leg expands into the flat base. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Perrott', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-692265
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Uninscribed South-Western ("Durotriginan") stater with silver coating of late Iron Age date.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-68CDD6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
As of Vespasian minted between AD 72-8.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsdon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-687D42
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The leg of a small cast copper alloy cooking vessel, probably a small skillet, of medieval or post medieval date. The leg measures 39.7mm by 20.1mm by 9.9mm and weighs 30.73g. It has a D-shaped cross-section with a flat front and trapezoidal facetted back. The front face has a central projecting vertical rib. The leg tapers towards the slightly rounded base. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dunster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-2C1753
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy trade token farthing produced by John Hall of Hontion in 1663. Boyne and Williamson's no. 124 (p. 55).
Created on: Friday 15th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-178BE7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified Roman sestertius.
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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