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    • Created by: Nonn Bound
    • Created after: Monday 1st January 2018
    • Created before: Friday 9th February 2018

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Record ID: SOM-C39F80
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to post-Medieval cast copper-alloy unifaced coin weight for a French ecu au soleil. The weight is approximately square and complete other than wear to one corner. The upper face is slightly larger than the lower with angled sides. The upper face bears a crowned square-topped shield containing a sun with eight rays at its centre. There are traces of a pellet circle surrounding the shield. The surface is reddish brown with powdery green copper-alloy corrosion products. The weight measures 14.6 x 14.5 x 2.1mm and weighs: 2.89g. This is an English weight for a French ecu au sol…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinton St George', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C352B4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver penny of Richard I dating to AD 1194 to 1199. Short cross class 4a. Minted by Ulard at Canterbury. North (1994: 220) no.968/1.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinton Park Estate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-33BFA1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy hinged developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The lower half of the bow has been lost, along with the catch-plate, as has the pin. The upper half of the bow has been bent to one side as a result of old damage. At the head of the brooch the wings survive largely complete to a width of 20.2 mm, though there is some damage visible to the lefhand wing at its tip. The wings are slightly irregular, sub-cylindrical, with the left wing c. 2.9 mm in diameter and the right wing 3.1 mm. A c. 1.5 mm slot to accommodate a hinged pin, now lost, …
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Hinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3279AC
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval copper-alloy rotary key dating c. 1200-1400. From the size of the key and the presence of a hollow stem it is likely that the key would have been used to lock a casket. The bow is slightly irregular and sub circular in shape. Its sides are flattened to varying extents giving a mainly oval cross-section. It is 10.5 mm long (i.e. from the join with the stem to the opposite side) and 11.3 mm wide. A transverse moulding or collar can be seen at the junction between stem and bow. The stem consists of a hollow rod, rectangular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section. It is 19…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Hinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-30B478
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A slightly clipped and bent post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second coinage (North 1997). Initial mark: lion, dated 1567 (on coin). Mint of London. North (1991, 134). Diameter: 24.6 mm, thickness 0.7 mm, weight: 2.61 g
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pulham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2FDB18
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large fragment of a broken post-medieval copper-alloy strap-fitting, probably a sword belt hanger/mount dating to c. 1500-1650. The strap-fitting would probably have had three suspension loops from which a trio of hooked plates would have hung, and with a trefoliate terminal (knop) at either end. The other terminal and two of the loops and all hooked plates are missing. The fragment consists of the one end of the mount, just under half of the complete object, including one surviving attachment loop (that which would originally have been at the mount's centre). The mount terminates i…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Minterne Parva', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2EA116
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval cast copper-alloy bar mount in the form of a central circular element flanked by two small sub-rectangular, squared off ends. The centre is domed with a concave reverse and convex front, while the terminal elements are thinner and D-shaped or trapezoidal in cross-section. The ends each have a pierced hole though the centre, one clear, the other containing either corrosion product, solder or the remains of a rivet, giving the reverse a recessed effect; at the front this material is flush with the mount and its slighly paler and browner shade suggests a different alloy. The fr…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Minterne Parva', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9ACD7E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An abraded Roman copper alloy city commemorative nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS type with a reverse depicting Victory on prow. Mint of Trier. ​LRBC I, no. 86.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9AC914
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate of Divus Claudius II (AD 268-270), probably dating to c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). A contemporary copy imitating the CONSECRATIO reverse type, depicting a square altar with a flame above. See Normanby: 205, no. 1829​.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9AC4C4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of Tetricus II dating to the period AD 272 - 274 (Reece period 13). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding branch and veritcal sceptre. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9AC0AA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy radiate of Claudius II, dating to AD 268-270 (Reece period 13). VIRTVS AVG reverse type, depicting Virtus standing left, holding shield and long vertical spear. B in right field. Mint of Rome. cf. Cunetio no. 2192.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9AB1E7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Commodus dating to the period AD 190-191 (Reece Period 9). APOL PALAT P M TRP XVI COS VI S C reverse type depicts Apollo standing, holding a plectrum and lyre on column. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pg. 432, no. 578.
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-760958
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to the years AD 1583 to 1603. Initial mark unclear. Minted at London. North (1991:137) no.2016.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shute CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-74AE41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver denarius of Lucilla dating to the period AD 164 to 169 (Reece period 8). PVDICITIA reverse depicting Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, with right hand on breast. Minted at Rome. RIC III, p. 276, no. 781.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Axminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E588B2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval sixpence of Elizabeth I dating to 1590 (on coin). Initial mark hand. Minted at London. North (1991:137), no. 2015 .
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-E54A4A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Medieval buckle, dating to the period AD 1270-1350. A single looped oval buckle frame with a pointed lip and an offset and narrowed bar. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The rear of the frame is flat. The point on the outer edge is faintly notched. Attached to the bar is a sheet metal buckle plate. The plate is sub-rectangular, narrowing slightly away from the frame, and of equal length front and rear. It has a central rectangular slot where it folds over the bar of the buckle to allow for the attachment of the pin, the sides are not notched to fit the fr…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-E43376
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast copper alloy button with integral shank and incised design of a flower on the front. The button is circular. It has a flat front and very slightly convex back. The front has a design of a six petaled flower with pointed stamens, within a plain line outer border; the petals and the stamens are very clear. The back is rougher with the remains of an integral shank running across almost half of the width. The shank is broken c3mm from the base. The button is 14.0mm in diameter, 4.3mm in thickness (including the remains of the shank) and the weight is 2.89g. A very simil…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E34851
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast copper alloy button with integral shank and incised design of a flower on the front. The button is circular. It has a flat front and back. The front has a design of a six petaled flower with pointed stamens, within a plain line outer border, the petals are faint but the stamens very clear. The back is rougher with an integral shank running across almost half of the width. The shank is a tab, roughly broad D-shaped in profile with a large circular hole drilled through it. The hole is now mostly filled with concreted soil. The button is 15.0mm in diameter, 8.5mm in thi…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E1B640
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle frame, dating to the 16th to 17th century. The pin is present but broken. The frame is formed of two oval loops which are D-shaped in cross-section, and are bent upwards to form an angle of c130 degrees. The outer edges of the frame are bevelled. The two loops are divided by a narrowed and recessed axis bar. The bar has slight knops at each end. There are traces of pin rests on the frame. The pin is a small length of copper alloy wrapped around the bar. The frame is 21.0mm wide, 16.3mm high and 2.3mm thick; it weighs 2.13g. A similar…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Chinnock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E0CB6A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy double looped bucke, probably dating to c. AD 1350-1650. The buckle comprises of two oval loops with a D-shaped cross section. The front of the frame is decorated with a series of regularly spaced relatively deep, obliquely angled grooves. A copper alloy pin remains around the bar. The pin is D-shaped in cross section with a flat back and tapoers slightly to a slightly undercut point. Dimensions: length 35.7mm; width 28.7mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight.6.30g. Similar examples on this database include IOW-FC8294 and SOM-0B5067. Egan & Pritchard (2002: 83, no. 3…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muchelney Ham', grid reference and parish protected.


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