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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2006
    • Created before: Sunday 31st December 2006
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Record ID: SOMDOR-C27EE7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine to medium grained sandstone pebble which appears to have been used as a whetstone, but also has areas of pecking. It is an unusual shape for a whetstone and was possibly originally intended to be a polished stone implement such as a battle axe, but was left unfinished and then reused. There is some damage on one face. Dimensions: 93.61mm by 73.95mm by 46.43mm Weight: 500g
Created on: Monday 6th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-2F7200
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A folded fragment of sheet gold strip with a narrower strip threaded through and wrapped. Maximum length 13mm; width of wider strip 6mm; thickness 3mm as folded; width of narrow strip 2.5mm; weight 1.43 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface indicated a gold content for both of 86-89%, a silver content of 8-10% and at least 1% copper. Though the analysis does not rule out an ancient date, the piece is an undiagnostic fragment which cannot be assigned to a cultural or chronological context. Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it can not be securely date…
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Compton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-D2D1A5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Dolphin type bow brooch with hinge mechanism, probably of 1st century AD date. The iron axis bar is accommodated within the cylindical wings, which are 37.8mm wide and 6.3mm in diameter. The pin is missing. The decoration of the wings is split into equally spaced vertical sections. There are three on each side of the bow, consisting of two strips with engraved diagonal hatching which frame a plain strip, which is tinned. Each strip is defined by small vertical ridges. There is a pronouced crest in the centre of the upper part of the bow. It is 13mm in length, 3.6mm …
Created on: Thursday 5th January 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-D33CB3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strip bow brooch, probably of 1st century AD date. The hinge is entirely missing, as are the foot and catchplate. The head contains a central slot for the missing pin. The short wings, which would have been rolled backwards to contain the axis bar, are now fairly flat. They measure 14.72mm in width. The bow tapers slightly towards the foot, from 7.36mm immediately below the wings, to 4.96mm at the point of the break. The thickness of the bow is consistent through its lenth at around 1.4mm. The front of the bow is decorated with two vertical engraved lines, from whic…
Created on: Thursday 5th January 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-D3F011
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The foot from a cast copper alloy bow brooch, probably a T-shape or trumpet brooch, of first or second century AD date. The brooch has broken just above an oval knop, 6.86mm wide and 3.36mm high, which would have probably been located about half way along the bow. Immediately above and below the knop is a small horizontal ridge and above and below these is a further ridge with contracted centre, making four ridges in all. The lower part of the bow, which has a slightly convex front, tapers to a rounded forward projecting foot, 3.66mm in width and 1.51mm thick. Behind the foot is the sh…
Created on: Thursday 5th January 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-D44B65
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bowl and part of the stem of a Roman cast copper alloy spoon. The tip of the bowl is damaged, but overall the bowl is pear-shaped (although slightly more oval at the stem end than typical examples). The bowl measures 24.6mm wide, 5.8mm deep and 38.6mm in length, but would have been slightly longer before the damage occurred. The surviving stem measures 22.18mm in length and overall the spoon weighs 9.35g. The handle is offset from the bowl and the spoon is slightly worn.
Created on: Thursday 5th January 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-E49332
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, c. 353-61.
Created on: Friday 6th January 2006
Last updated: Friday 7th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stogursey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E58227
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very poor copy of an as of Claudius, probably dating from the later part of his reign or the reign of Nero (AD 48-61).
Created on: Friday 6th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stogursey area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-254FA3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating from the period AD 313-14 (Reece period 15). SOLI COMITI INVICTO reverse type depicting Sol standing left with whip and globe. Mint of London. RIC volume VII, no. 10 (p. 98).
Created on: Monday 9th January 2006
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockland Bristol', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-259B81
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating from the period AD 316-17 (Reece period 15). SOLI COMITI INVICTO reverse type depicting Sol standing left with whip and globe. Mint of London. RIC volume VII, no. 94 or 95 (p. 102).
Created on: Monday 9th January 2006
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockland Bristol', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-25D405
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Gratian dating from the period AD 368-75 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type depicting the emperor standing left with a standard and shield. Mint of Arles. RIC volume IX, no. 15 (p. 66).
Created on: Monday 9th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridgwater Without', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-262833
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating from the period AD 330-35 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with two standards. Mint of Arles.
Created on: Monday 9th January 2006
Last updated: Friday 21st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bridgwater Without', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-38BDF5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The wings and pin from a Roman bow brooch, possibly a T-shape, probably dating from the 1st or second century AD. The combined length of the hollow cylindrical wings is 40.76mm and the maximum diameter is 8.15mm. The copper alloy of the wings has a light green patina and they are decorated with engraved vertical lines which are equally spaced and parallel. One of the wings has broken off beside the pin. There is a lot of corrosion on the hollow side of the wings, presumably from the iron axis bar. The hinged pin has a darker green patina and is 49.39mm long. At the proximal end it is b…
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 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-3A3F42
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver denarius of Julia Maesa, minted in Antioch between 218-219. As RIC volume IV, part 2, no. 271 (p. 50). The finder cleaned this coin after recording and a photograph of the clean coin has been appended to the record and the reading of the legend updated.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2006
Last updated: Monday 12th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chilton Trinity', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-3C8C61
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn sestertius, probably of Vespasian (69-79).
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-3CBD50
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Poorly preserved nummus of the House of Valentinian (364-78).
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-3D3CD1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four sherds of Roman black-burnished ware type pottery, comprising three rim sherds (two slightly everted jar rims, one flanged bowl rim) and one base sherd. The fabric contains abundant rounded quartz sand. The sherds are slightly abraded. Total weight: 29.92g
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-3D6B13
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One small body sherd of abraded Roman colour coated fine ware pottery. The oxidised fabric is sandy. The dark brown slip is preserved on both the interior and exterior surfaces. The exterior face has traces of decoration, with horizontal grooves containing small parallel vertical grooves. This sherd probably came from a thin-walled drinking cup or small bowl. Dimensions: 10.71mm by 9.93mm by 2.69mm Weight: 0.32g
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-4DC901
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy propeller-shaped mount of late Roman date which probably functioned as a transverse stiffener on a wide belt. The central circular lobe (15.15mm in diameter) and one of the two flaring triangular terminals (14.7mm by 19.75 by 7.56mm) survive. The surviving terminal is pierced by a circular hole (2.8mm in diameter) towards its end, which still contains a copper alloy rivet. The mount is 1.54mm wide, it weighs 3.75g and when complete it would have been about 44mm in length. The circular lobe is decorated with two parallel engraved circles and a central dot…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-4E0CA8
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy finger ring with snake-headed terminal, of Roman date. The ring has been cast as one long strip, which could then be wrapped round into a hoop, although the ring is now wrapped around on itself rather than in a spiral. The ring is 4.03mm wide, 1.54mm thick and about 80mm long overall. It weighs 3.47g. The decoration consists of two nicked wedges at the visible (tail) end, followed by an engraved longitudinal V-shape, then eight dots, then three transverse lines. There is then an undecorated section, followed by two tranverse lines, then a longitudinal line. The rest…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitchurch area', grid reference and parish protected.


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