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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2006
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Record ID: SOMDOR-67CED3
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silvered copper alloy dress fastener of 16th century date, which has been made in several pieces. The dress fastener consists of two cast hollow hemi-spherical domes on a sheet metal back plate and a separately cast loop on the reverse. Each dome is decorated with a moulded ring of 'filigree' at the base and with three further 'filigree' circles of equal size on the dome. In the centre of each circle is a smaller circle, each of which has a small boss in the centre. There are three further small circles between the large circles and the edge of each hemi-sphere. There is a further bo…
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-79AD06
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of a narrow leaf or barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, of Neolithic or early Bronze Age date. Both the dorsal and ventral sides are covered in flaking scars. The mid orangey brown flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 20.36mm by 12.27mm by 3.87mm Weight: 1.11g
Created on: Friday 13th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-CD5CE4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two sherds from medieval jugs, probably dating from the 13th to 15th centuries. One sherd is an abraded body sherd and the other is a slightly abraded base sherd with an impressed thumb frill. The fabric has a pale grey reduced core and orange oxidised surfaces, with an abundant fine sand temper and occasional haemotite flecks. There are traces of greenish glaze on the external surfaces. The curvature of the base sherd suggests that the base of this jug was formerly about 14cm in diameter. Total weight: 21.32g
Created on: Tuesday 17th 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-E2C846
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a cast copper alloy purse frame from a metal-framed purse of late medieval or early post medieval date. Both ends are broken. The object measures 105mm in length and is bent in the centre. It has a circular profile around 5mm in diameter. On the underside there are four regularly spaced attachment flanges, perforated for sewing to the fabric purse. Only one of these survives intact. The others are broken, leaving worn stubs. Just before the break at one end there is a grooved line around the bar and at the other end there are two, and an adjacent chevron on the upper side. A si…
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E12BC1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Long cross penny of Edward III, probably minted in York post Treaty of Bretigny (North no. 1268). The coin is slightly bent and the edge is damaged.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E06048
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy object identified by Geoff Egan as a pendant component from a medieval horse harness pendant. The object is 20.28mm in length, 17.82mm wide and 7.55mm thick. It weighs 5.08g. At the proximal end there is a circular loop which is set at 90 degrees to the rest of the object. Below this is tear drop shaped shaft, also set at 90 degrees. From the base of this two spheres project, one to each side. Both are decorated with a moulded outwards-facing X shape. The object would have been suspended from a harness mount, possibly with other pendants.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stafford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F5D0A4
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken flint scraper made from a tertiary flake, probably of early Bronze Age date. At the proximal end is the bulb of percussion from which ripples radiate down the ventral surface. There is some damage and possibly some minor retouch around the bulb. Part of the distal end has been broken off the scraper. On the dorsal surface there are many flaking scars, including some invasive retouch towards the edge. This probably formerly extended around the missing edge. The dark slightly brownish grey flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 31.81mm by 28.4mm by 10.24mm Weight: 8.84g
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E252A8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Long cross penny of Edward II, minted in London. It is too worn to attribute further with confidence. The coin has been clipped.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Monday 28th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E38DC8
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable terminal from a late medieval or early post medieval purse bar, which has been cast in copper alloy. The globular terminal, 12.34mm in diameter by 9.96mm in height, is moulded with four regular spiral grooves, which start from the uppermost point ('wrythen' decoration). Below the terminal, 14mm of the bar has been preserved. A similar knop with a longer length of the purse bar has been found at Riby in Lincolnshire (LIN-12B6B5). Weight: 6.68g
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E50197
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval French copper-alloy of 'king under canopy' type struck in the period of Philippe VI de Valois (AD 1328-1350) and Jean le Bon (AD 1350-1364), cf. Mitchiner 398/399. Much of the edge is damaged with losses.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Monday 28th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E54FB5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy shield-shaped harness pendant of medieval date. The shield is 22.68mm in length, 18.75mm in width, 2.6mm thick and weighs 3.88g. The upper part is damaged and the suspension loop is missing. The front of the pendant has recessed decoration containing some surviving enamel. It consists of three discs at the top of the shield, infilled with red enamel (surviving only in the outer two circles), with two horizontal bars below. There are traces of the red enamel on the upper of the two bars. Nick Griffiths (pers. comm) adds: pendants of this type date between c. 1280 …
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F6E585
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
About half of a cast lead papal bulla. The surviving part measures 38.2mm in diameter, 21.1mm in width, it is 4.2mm thick and weighs 28.5g. The obverse shows St Paul, with the inscription S'PA above. What is left of the reverse inscription, [---]E/[---]IV[-]/[---]IIII, suggests that the bull was issued under Pope Gregory IX (1227-41).
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E33998
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The cast copper alloy knop from a baluster seal spoon of post medieval date. The knop is 31.71mm in length and has a flat oval top, 13.05mm by 11.09mm. Below this, the knop narrows quickly, then flares out again into a sub-rounded section, about 5mm in height, with a slight ridge around the centre. The object then flares out again slightly and then tapers for about 5mm. It then flares suddenly into an upside down cone shape, about 10mm in height. Below, there is another sub-rounded section, 2.5mm in height, and below this the stem is broken. The knop has a similar form to an example fr…
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E479D5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy double loop buckle, probably seventeenth century in date. The rectangular frame has pointed outside edges and an external semi-circular knop at each end of the narrowed central bar. The pin is wrapped around the bar and tapers towards its end. There is a slight linear groove in both the centres of the side knops and in the pointed outer edges. The back is flat and undecorated. A similar buckle from Newton Abbot in Devon can be seen in Read's 'History Beneath our Feet' (1995, p. 144, no. 929), although the Newton Abbot example is slightly larger and does not have any g
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E4D122
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy double loop buckle, probably seventeenth century in date. The trapezium-shaped frame has trefoil ends and a slight external protrusion at each end of the central bar. The buckle has been bent forward along the axis of the bar. The pin is wrapped around the bar and tapers towards its end. The front of the buckle is decorated with an engraved notch and a tranverse line on each end and the back is undecorated. A similar buckle from Cockington in Devon can be seen in Read's 'History Beneath our Feet' (1995, p. 144, no. 930), although the Cockington example is slightly lar…
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F7AEB2
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint core which probably dates from the Neolithic period. Flakes have been removed at various angles over most of the surface of the core, although a small area of nodule cortex remains at one end. The dark slightly brownish grey flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 39.61mm by 33.12mm by 19.29mm Weight: 25.99g
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F7D781
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An end and side scraper which probably dates from the Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The scraper has been made from a primary flake and nodule cortex covers much of the dorsal surface. At the proximal end is the striking platform, below which on the ventral side is the bulb of percussion, a pronouced bulbar scar and some slight ripples. Retouch extends around much of the sides and the end. The mottled light and dark grey flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 38.31mm by 31.35mm by 10.07mm Weight: 15.26g
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F7F9C7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An retouched blade which probably dates from the Neolithic period. At the proximal end is the striking platform, below which on the ventral side is the bulb of percussion and pronouced ripples which radiate for the whole length of the blade. There is some retouch on both lateral edges of the blade. On one side this is only towards the distal end, but on the other it extends along most of its length. There is also some edge damage, for example the two notches towards the distal end. The mottled cream and light brown flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 53.11mm by 19.86mm by 7.65…
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F9B3B8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A blade fragment of a cast copper-alloy socketed axehead of late Bronze Age date. The expanded cutting edge is 59.23mm in width from blade tip to blade tip and the blade edge is corrosion chipped. The fragment is 32.63mm in length and at its widest point it measures 14.75mm thick and it weighs 89.96g. The beginnings of the hollow socket are just visible at the break.
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F816B6
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint end scraper which probably dates from the early Bronze Age. The scraper has been made from a primary flake and nodule cortex covers much of the dorsal surface. At the proximal end is the striking platform, below which on the ventral side is the bulb of percussion, a prounuced bulbar scar and slight ripples which radiate for the whole length of the scraper. The distal end has been retouched. There is also some edge damage on the lateral edges. The mottled light and mid grey flint has a low gloss patina. Dimensions: 60.7mm by 39.08mm by 16.6mm Weight: 42.71g
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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