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

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Record ID: SOM-C65381
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), initial mark:1, minted at London, 1601-2 AD, Ref. North Vol II: 137, no. 2016.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C64272
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very slightly clipped post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Initial mark: A, dated 1583 (on coin). Mint of London. Third coinage (ref. North Vol II, 1991: 137, no. 2015). Diameter: 26.2 mm, thickness 0.7 mm, weight: 2.64 g.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-C564B7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead-alloy cloth seal for cloth, probably a type of serge, probably made in Wellington, Somerset. The seal appears to be of the two-disc type and both discs and the connecting rivet survive, although the tab that previously linked the discs is missing. The seal is 26.1mm in diameter, 2.8mm thick and weighs 9.76 grams. The ring disc and rivet are stamped with a central design of a merchants mark in the form of a human foot over a elongated 4 with an S under the heel and an F under the toes. The vertical elongation of the 4 that extends beyond the foot, between the S and …
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington Tone Dale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C4B2FC
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy coin weight for a Unite of Charles I. The obverse depicts a crowned bust facing left surrounded by a CAROLVS REX inscription. The reverse shows XX with a crown above and S below (indicating shillings). The coin weight is 18.3mm in diameter, 3.5mm thick and weighs 7.01grams. There is a 12 o'clock die axis relationship between the obverse and reverse. The coin weight is c23% light compared to its official weight of 140.5 grains (Withers and Withers 1995: 12-13). The coin was issued between AD 1625 and 1649.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staplegrove', grid reference and parish protected.


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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 …
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 los…
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 1…
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 terminate…
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 f…
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-791C2F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy brooch, probaby Colchester-derivative, possibly Polden Hill, probably dating to c. AD 50-150. The surviving portion comprises of the bow and catchplate, with the head and pin mechanism missing. The bow is sub-rectangular in cross-section, terminating below the head in an old break and tapering into an unelaborated, rounded foot. The front of the bow is decorated with a pair of moulded channels separated by a central ridge, tapering towards the foot. A damaged, undecorated and unperforated sub-rectangular catchplate projects from the reverse. Dimensio…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-7781F9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to AD 326 (Reece period 16). PROVIDENTIAE AVGG reverse type depicting a Camp gate with two turrets and a star above. Minted at Trier. RIC VII, pg. 209, no. 475.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip', 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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