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

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Record ID: SOM-DBDBBA
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy coin weight of Antwerp, dating to AD 1581. The weight is almost perfectly square in plan and narrow and rectangular in cross-section. The obverse is well preserved and features a double rose surmounted by a crown, flanked by the initials E on the left and C on the right, all within a beaded circle. The design on the reverse is more worn and features the symbol of a hand (the mark of Antwerp) in the centre. The figures 8 and 1 are situated to the left and right of the hand and these represent the year of manufacture (1581). To the lower right of the h…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-DB8BAE
Object type: BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete seventeenth century circular tombac (copper alloy with zinc) button or badge with an engraved depiction of Saint Herbert and the stag on the front. Just over one quarter of the button survives, showing the top-left part of the engraved design. The front is smooth and has a glossy sheen and a silvery-grey patina, while the rear is matt and undecorated, with a rough texture, and a mid to dark grey patina. There is the stub of loop at the rear, at what would have been approximately the centre of the button when it was complete. The stub is rectangular in cross section, narro…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-DB74B9
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval cast copper alloy crotal bell, dating to c. AD 1600 - 1850. The piece is near-spherical, with a cast, pentagonal suspension loop at the top, with a drilled perforation. About 20 to 30 per cent of the bell is missing due to an old break and the pea is lost. The bell features a prominent central ridge running transversely around its circumference and dividing the piece into two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere is itself divided in two by a narrow rectangular slot which terminates at the central ridge in a circular aperture. The opposite end of the slot is mi…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-DB5F35
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An almost complete Medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant, probably dating to c. AD 1198-1400. The pendant is ovoid in plan, with a very slightly convex front and flat reverse. A transverse suspension loop projects from the apex of the pendant. This is initially circular in cross-section and then flattens on a plane perpendicular to the pendant, the loop itself is incomplete. The pendant is emblazened with gules three lions passant guardant, with a central, raised lozengiform border defining a field inlaid with red enamel against which stand three lions passant guardant moulded i…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-DB2B84
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy strap slide, probably dating to c. AD 1000-1100. The strapslide is zoomorphic and decorated in a highly debased version of the late Anglo-Scandinavian Urnes or Ringerike styles and depicting an animal's head viewed from above, rudimentarily cast in high relief and with further details incised and punched into the surface. The strap slide consists of an off-centre sub-lozengiform boss, domed and with a concave reverse, with two ring-and-dot punches depicting eyes. From the top edge, away from the eyes, is a short, sub-rectangular projection with an indented term…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C3A660
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A fragment of a Roman copper-alloy strip bracelet, probably dating to c. AD 350-410. The fragment is very broadly sub-rectangular in plan, tapering from a patinated break into a forward facing, and potentially similarly truncated, blunt hook and is curved in profile. The strip is shallowly plano-convex (D-shaped) in cross section, with a convex outer surface. The outer face of the bracelet is ribbed, with a series of 25 rounded transverse mouldings, each separated by an incised groove. A thicker, more pronounced transverse collar deliniates the hooked terminal, with the broad end term…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C39200
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Iron Age copper alloy brooch of La Tene 1B, c. 400-200 BC. The surviving portion of the brooch comprises of the bow and catchplate, missing the foot, chord and pin. The bow is highly arched and plano-convex in cross section, 9.8mm wide and 4.3mm thick at the mid point. Above the bow narrows and terminates in a worn, patinated break, with similar below, but with an integral catchplate projecting out to the right. The bow is decorated with a central longitudinal groove, probably with incised transverse lines running down its length (obscured by corrosion). The overall l…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C37EDA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy Langton Down type brooch, probably dating to c. AD 25-75. The brooch is largely complete, missing only its pin and catchplate. At the head of the brooch sheet copper alloy has been rolled to form a cylindrical casing, now open at the reverse due to abrasion and with open ends, 16.8mm wide. This holds a wire spring of eight coils in situ, although the pin itself is lost. Traces of a slot cut into the reverse to accomodate the pin can be seen on the lower edge of the reverse. The bow projects from the head with a width of 10.4mm, with an…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C36A9F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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A copper alloy barbarous radiate imitating an issue of Claudius II (AD 268-270), dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Imitating [VICTOR]IA AVG reverse type depicting Victory standing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm against left shoulder in left hand. Mint of Rome. Imitating Normanby, p. 178, No. 617
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C35DF2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine II, dating to c. AD 325 (Reece Period 16). PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Reverse type depicting a camp gate with two turrets, without doors, star above; five stone layers. Mint of London. RIC VII 296, Cloke and Toone p278, No. 10.02.004.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C34BB5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 330 - 348. (Reece Period 17) VRBS ROMA type with reverse depicting wolf and twins beneath two stars. Mint of Trier.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C33749
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius in memorial of Faustina II, under Marcus Aurelius, dating from the period AD 175 to 180 (Reece Period 8). Reverse type uncertain: female figure standing front, head left, holding possibly a torch in her right hand. Cf. RIC III, p. 348-50, Nos. 1691-1718.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C30B23
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Hadrian or Antonius Pius, dating from the period AD 117 to 161 (Reece Period 6-7). Reverse type unclear, depicting a standing female figure.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9BB054
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post-Medieval cast copper alloy mount, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The mount is inverted-piriform in plan, truncated at its base and with a knop projecting from the apex. The mount features anthropomorphic decoration, depciting a bust or en face mask situated within a raised border, with a pair of opposed volutes at the apex, below the knop. A trilobed terminal at the base has been lost to an abraded and patinated break. The reverse is slightly concave, with the remains of two integral prongs. Traces of gilding survive on the front of the mount. Dimensions: le…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9B95CF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age cast copper alloy potin of the Gaulish Remi tribe, dating to 150-100BC. Pig-tailed dancer type, depicting a figure with spear and shield advancing right on the obverse, and a quadruped facing right on the reverse. ABC p. 31, no. 82.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9B7FF9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1548-1603), dating to AD 1565. Second coinage, uncertain initial mark, London mint. North (1991: 135) no. 1998. The coin has been clipped to the inner circle around its entire circumference.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9B5A9C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Medieval copper-alloy annular buckle with cast copper-alloy pin, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1450. The frame is circular in plan, and oval in cross-section, with no constriction for the pin. The frame is undecorated. The pin is cast, with a rounded point and a sub-circular cross section. At the attachment end is a cast, rearward facing hook, with the juncture between the two deliniated by a transverse collar, moulded in relief. File marks are present on the sides of the pin. The frame is is 4.3mm at it widest point and 3.6mm at its narrowest. It is 2.6 to 2.8mm thick and it has…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9B1F06
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Medieval copper alloy tournai (late) Jetton, probably dating to c. AD 1415-1497. France Ancient type, obverse depicting four fleur-de-lis within the field with stars above and below. Probably a fictitious legend, mispelling AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA. Reverse a double stranded arcuate cross fleuretty with a central rosette and within a quadrilobe with A V [E M] on the cusps, cinquefoil in each quarter. 26.2 mm in diameter, 0.8 mm in thickness and weighs 2.05 g. cf. Mitchiner nos. 638-639.
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9748D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative double-pierced lug (or Harlow) brooch, probably dating to c. AD 50-100. The body of the brooch is almost complete, missing only the axis bar, pin and reverse of the catchplate. The wings are complete and extend to a width of 24.6mm. These have a shallow plano-convex (D-shaped) cross section, with a flat reverse. The wings are sub-rectangular when viewed from the front, and each wing tip is deliniated by an incised transverse line. The wings are 2.5mm thick and 6.3mm in height. The bow is 58.5mm long and sub-circular in cross section, 4.5mm…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CD83E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and highly abraded Roman copper alloy hinged T-shaped brooch of uncertain sub-type, probably dating to c. AD 50-150. The surviving brooch comprises of the upper bow and partial head, with the lower bow, pin and the rear of the head missing. There are two very worn stubs at the top of the head which may be the vestigial remains of an integral headloop. At the head of the brooch the wings survive to a width of 13.4mm, terminating in worn breaks at both ends. They are orientated to one another at an angle of slightly less than 180 degrees and are separated by a channel r…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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