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Record ID: SOM-6A7AD0
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman lead ingot, or "pig" probably dating to the period c. AD 150-402. The ingot is rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in cross-section with rounded corners and no inscription visible on the top. The top has a raised rim around a recessed rectangular panel. The rim is also trapezoid in shape with bevelled inner and outer faces. The rim varys between 20.4 and 21mm wide on one long side 23.4 and 23.3 on other. The panel is recessed 1.8mm and 2.5mm at the ends deepening to 6.1mm in the centre. The top of the panel is ridged, the form of the ridges suggesting semi-molton lead was smoot…
Created on: Saturday 12th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1A6389
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy coin, probably a contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1A4C01
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy radiate of unclear, probably Gallic, emperor dating to AD 260 to 275 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B0C23B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A modified and extremely corroded post-medieval copper-alloy farthing of Charles II (AD 1660-1685), dating between 1672 and 1679, London mint, Spink 3394 The farthing has been bent in two places giving it a characteristic S0-shaped profile, coins modified in this way are often referred to as 'love tokens' but may be more generic good luck charms. This modification is usually seen on silver coins so the use of a farthing is unusual.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-83610D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Post medieval silver openwork buckle frame, probably a shoe buckle, dating to AD 1769 to 1793. The buckle frame is oval and distinctly arched with the short edges (top and bottom edges) convex curved. The buckle was in two pieces when found, about a quarter had become detached, and has been repaired with the solder visible on the back. The front is decorated with a moulded design of four quatrefoils flanked by scrolling and openwork. One flower is in the centre of each side. The flowers are formed of rcles with a central stamped annulet creating a raised central dot and the remainder…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stourton Caudle CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6EC98C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and upper part of the bow of a Roman cast copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch with hinged pin dating to c. AD 60-100. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings, both slightly abraded at the ends, which are now 28.2mm wide. They have what is possibly the rusted remains of an iron axis bar for the hinge running through them and visible at the ends. The wings are decorated with pairs of incised transverse lines near the ends. There is a large transverse slot through the centre of the underside of the head, between the wings, now filled with corrosion. The bow is very broad a…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F2822D
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Late medieval or early post medieval copper alloy and gilded bidle boss with oak leaf and acorn decoration. The boss has a central dome with a flat rim around it. The dome is conical with a rounded top and a hollow back. At the top of the boss is a raised domed pimple and half way down the sides are a pair of incised lines runing around the dome. The flat rim is decorated with an elaborate incised design of a stem running all the way around, alternating between being closer to the dome or the outer edge. At four points the stem branches with triangular shoots in each branching point. T…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F0EE08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Gratian dating to AD 375-378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting the emperor advancing right dragging captive from the left and holding a standard. Minted at Arles. LRBC pt II no. 531.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F0A5F6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy core from a plated Iron Age stater of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, attributed to Cunobelinus, dating to the period AD 10-40, 'Cunobelinus Wild, Ring Type'. Obverse: C[A] - MV, Corn ear without central stalk. Reverse: Horse right with branch(?) above, pellet in ring and CV[NO] below. Contemporary copy of ABC 2783; BMC 1804-1808; VA 1933.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F02B4E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantius II dating to the period AD 335 - 341 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with one standard. Mint unclear.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F01005
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval copper alloy mount or stud with a flat top and single integral rivet on the back. The top is cast with a raised design on the front and slight concavities behind the design on the back. The design is of a central flower with four fluer de lis projecting out from it at right angles creating a cross shape. The fluer de lis have pellets below the curves of the outer pellets and possibly there are ones in each quatrer between the fluer de lis. The uoter edge is shaped to the petals of the fluer de lis. The rivet is square in section with a blunt, rounded end. The mount is 20…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5F825D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by the Constables of Taunton in 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227- 230.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5BC0CB
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Modern gold finger ring formed of a sexfoil bezel and hoop of multiple twised wires. The bezel is flat with a raised rim and raised collet in the centre. The collet has multiple small triangular projections around the top rim which are bent over a faceted pink stone to hold it in place. The inner point of each indent between each petal is decorated with a pellet and the front of the flower bezel, around the collet is decorated with multple raised dots formed from the background metal. The back of the bezel is plain. The hoop abuts the bezel and is formed of two larger lines of twisted…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-46E5B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of uncertain emperor, dating to the period AD 260-275 (Reece period 13). PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse type, depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. The edges are badly chipped.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F7C0DE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Scottish Medievel silver penny of Alexander III dating to AD 1280 to 1286. Stewart and North Class Ba or Bb. Spink 5052. The coin is broken with two fragments remaining and c.25% missing, including one quarter so the number of points on the stars is unclear. The smaller fragment was found 5m from the larger.
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbury Episcopi CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F74E45
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medievel silver cut half penny of Henry II (AD 1154-1189), probably dating to c. AD 1180-1182. Voided short cross class 1a3-1b1, uncertain moneyer, mint of York. Mass (2000: 17-19). North (1981: 178) no. 962-963. The coin was probably previously bent at some point.
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbury Episcopi CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F359D1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Neolithic flint axehead, possibly an unfinished roughout, probably dating to c. 4000-2400 BC. The axe has a convex curved blade which is the widest point, from this it tapers evenly in width to the rounded butt. The axe is pointed oval in cross section across the width and broadly so along the length wih the thickest point slghtly closer to the blade than the butt. The blade is broadly C-shaped with a large notch from damage towards one end and several other chips removed by damage on one face. The axe has no evidence of polishing and there is little fine working at the blade althoug…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B5B1EB
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-tin alloy (pewter) spoon dating to the mid-17th century. The fragment comprises part of the bowl and the beginning of the stem, the rest has been lost along with the knop. The bowl is a round or large oval form with a semi-circular top at the junction with the stem, Homer (1975:46) type ' c' or 'd'. The edge of the bowl is damaged with old breaks around the sides and the front and back surfaces are worn and pitted. Only a small section of the stem remains, it is flat and rectangular in cross section and ends in an old break. On the back of the spoon, there is a…
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combe St. Nicholas CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B54A56
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 in 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227- 230.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combe St. Nicholas CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B4CA00
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medival base silver penny of Philip and Mary dating to AD 1554 to 1558. Initial mark unclear. North (1991:129) no. 1976. One edge is damaged, possibly from originally poor stroking. The coin is also pierced with a circular hole near the edge at 11 o'clock ont he obverse, 2 o'clock on the reverse.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combe St. Nicholas CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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