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    • County: Somerset

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Record ID: GLO-99EE5E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Irish copper-alloy 'gun money' shilling of James II Date September 1689 Obverse: laureate and draped bust left. IACOBVS II DI GRATIA; Reverse: Crown with two sceptres crossed behind, XII above JR either side and below Sept. MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX; 1689
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-97065D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A farthing of Edward I, type 2 dated to 1280, London Bristol. Obverse: crowded bust facing forwards EDW[ARD]VS REX Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each angle [VILLA] BRISTOL[IE]
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-D7E498
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman Large T-shaped brooch. Tubular wings hold the pin axis bar, there is a slot in the centre of the wings at the rear for the pin, only the top of the pin remains. The head of the bow has a central ridge with bevelled sides which runs down to a mounded knee, below the leg narrows with two rectangular cells on the front, a closed catch plate on the reverse and small knop foot on the bottom.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-C68B4A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Copper alloy Barbarous radiate unreadable emperor dated to AD 275-285. (Period 14) Obverse: Naive radiate bust facing right [...] Reverse: Naive figure [...]
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-601D6D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dated to AD 330-335 (Reece 17) bust facing right [...] / (possibly) two soldiers standing either side of two standards, [...]
Created on: Friday 29th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 29th June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-C4E24A
Object type: BODKIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Post Medieval bodkin fragment that is missing either end resulting in the loss of the pointed tip and the ear-scoop terminal. Furthermore, the remaining central portion is been broken into three separate pieces. The remaining section has the base of a rectangular loop at the top, below is a highly decorated area that consists of two transverse incised lines with three inwardly projecting lugs that create a rectangular panel; below is a transverse line with seven small line on the lower edge that are arranged in a triangular shape; this is followed by two diamonds with a V at t…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Emborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-AFBC44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy disc brooch which is made from a circular plate decorated with a raised central dot surrounded by curvilinear border forming a six pointed star motif that has roundels at each point, enclosing the whole plate is a raised linear border. The recessed exterior cell of the star would have been filled with light blue enamel, with small traces remaining. The recessed interior cell would have been filled with enamel, but no traces remain. On the reverse is the mount for the spring and the catch plate, both are truncated. This artefact dates to 80-250 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th February 2018
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Record ID: GLO-480292
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt finger ring that has a bi-faceted bezel. There bezel is formed from two square panels with slightly concave faces, divided by a central transverse ridge. Each panel is decorated with two lines that span from one corner to the next creating a cross saltire that divides each panel into four triangles, the top and bottom triangles are decorated with a series of longitudinal lines; while the sides triangles have a triple set of central short lines. The shoulders are decorated with two deep transverse grooves with a v-shaped cross section; below is a flat panel with a central …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-3F7F09
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~An incomplete copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). This has a hollow bulbous body one end of which narrows to a fine point giving an overall tear drop shape. To the side of the wider end is a hole 9mm long by 5mm wide. The wider body of the object has fine latitudinal lines the run around its circumference with only the pointed tip remaining undecorated. These moustache-like objects are thought to date from the Middle Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age, after the discovery of one in the Salisbury Hoard (Stead…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: GLO-3F06C5
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy 'female' tag from a pair hooked tags. The tag has a sub-lozenge plate with scrollwork edges and a large rectangular loop at one end. At either side of the rectangular loop are two pierced lugs with a third at the rear for attachment. The centre of the plate is decorated with a foliate design of a central flower surrounded by four small buds arranged in a cross saltire; to either side is a leaf with serrated edges; above and blow is a berry. This artefact dates to the 16th century.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: GLO-B00497
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold posy ring with a bezel formed in the shape of two clasped hands with a projecting heart above. The shoulders have been styled in the shape of ornate cuffs the end of which is formed from five short longitudinal rectangles that are bound by a transverse ridge that is styled as twisted rope. After which is a lozenge panel that is moulded in a foliate styles with a furled base and five leaves formed into a point that is directed down towards the plain hoop. On the inside of the ring there is the inscription + FERE + GOD + EVER in Roman capital letters.
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'st. Cuthbert Out', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-368E0B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold finger ring with a D-shape cross-section hoop. The flat inside is engraved with the inscription As god decreed so woe agreed. The outside curved edge is undecorated. Discussion: The style of the lettering is consistent with rings from the 17th century. Posy rings.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th October 2016
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Record ID: GLO-6E3CFA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circular copper alloy pedestal type seal matrix. This has a hexagonal handle projecting from the rear of the matrix which is surmounted with a pentagonal loop with a circular hole in the centre. The matrix has an oval face and bares the device of an eagle displayed with its heads facing to the left, this is held within a border of six convex or inward pointing arches that are decorated with a line of pellets that run down their centre. In each of the arches is one or more letters spelling the inscription A-G-V-EL-A IO-HS (AGVELA IHOS) which is a variation in the spelling of the 'Eag…
Created on: Friday 19th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2016
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Record ID: GLO-8C3E10
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman silver finger ring of keeled type. This has an oval hoop that has a thick rectangular cross-section, the outside of the hoop is decorated with two recessed lines that runs its length. The ends of the hoop terminate in triangular shoulders which expand from the hoop to the bezel, these are decorated with five sets of recessed lines that radiate outwards from the hoop towards the bezel, plus a scrollwork spiral in each of the upper corners. The bezel is a flat undecorated oval panel, often the bezel would have held a setting for a stone or intaglio but that does not appear to be th…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brent Knoll', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-88A3D5
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver gilt iconographic finger ring of four oval bezels depicting the icons of Christ. On each of the four bezels is a representation off one of the five wounds of Christ, although the heart wound omitted from this artefact. The remaining wounds appear high relief and in the order hand, foot, hand, foot; both hands have a ring in the centre and one of the feet has a recessed dot in the middle to represent the stigmata. Surrounding each of the wounds is a series of radiating lines. Separating each of the bezels is an elongated oval panel, each is decoded with a transverse band mark…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
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Record ID: GLO-A72ACB
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete thin lead alloy toy doll of Post-Medieval date, c. 1500-1700. The remaining fragment consists of the torso of a male and the top of the left arm. The figure is depicted wearing a doublet that is decorated with a cross-hatch pattern in relief, the front of the double is open and shown to be laced down the front by two opposing zigzag lines. On the back of the dole is a chequered pattern, again in relief. The head, right arm and legs are missing
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
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Record ID: GLO-D92BD7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy composite strap end that is made from two sheet plates that sandwich a forked spacer. The overall shape is rectangular the forward edge is rounded with a projecting knop in the centre. There is a copper alloy rivet on the forward edge securing the three elements together and a single rivet at the rear for attachment.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: GLO-D91DFE
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bell is made up of two hemispherical sections that have been soldered together. The upper hemisphere has a sheet loop soldered onto the top, the lower half has a sound slit formed from a rectangular slit with roundel terminals running across its centre. There is a pronounced ridge that runs the circumference where the two halves were joined. the iron pea is still in place. Unfortunately the bell is now slightly squished and distorted.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: GLO-D8EC4E
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy sword scabbard chape that consists of rounded lower half with a knop terminal at the base, this section is decorated with a scallop shell design achieved by a series of radiating groves that emanate from a central point; at the top of this panel are four openwork roundels. A rectangular panel with five openwork roundels forms the top half of the chape, this is separated from the lower section by a transverse ridge. The top edge of the chape is crenelated with four rectangular notches. The side of the chape are angle backwards and have a separate sheet plate (only the bott…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
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Record ID: GLO-D86F04
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy double looped buckle. Sub-oval frames, the strap bar is narrowed with a knop moulding at either end. The forward edge of the frame is expanded to form a pointed forward edge. Date 1550-1650.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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