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Record ID: SOM-3DF4FE
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy spoon handle of potentially late Medieval to Post Medieval date c. AD 1300- 1600. The handle is cross section and tapers in width slightly towards the point at which the bowl of the spoon would have attached however both ends now terminate in worn breaks. The front of the handle is decorated with an inscribed design consisting of two parallel two linear grooves forming a border to an inscribed inscription. The inscription reads [...]R. DEI (where the D is lombardic) M[...]. The reverse of the handle is flat and undecorated but has a series of shallow londitu…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-171DDD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval copper alloy penny token issued by Messrs. Cox of Taunton and dating to AD 1812 (Minnitt unpub:18 nos. 1 & 2). The obverse shows a view of an iron foundry. In the background are the furnaces with a gantry projecting between them. In the foreground is a man carrying a bar for tapping the furnaces and at his feet are four bars of pig iron. The legend reads TAUNTON PENNY TOKEN. The reverse bears the insciption in four lines [A POUND/NOTE/FOR 240/]TOKENS in the centre with PAYABLE [AT MESSrs] COXS IRON FOUNDRY. The edge of the token is thread milled. It measures 34.48mm…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Chard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-16D5E9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Somerset
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A flint end scraper of probable Neolithic date (c. 4000 - 2350 BC). The piece is struck off a tertiary flake / blade as there is no cortex remaining. The genral form is a broad, short, thick blade. The dorsal surface exhibits two negative flake scars from previous removals. There are breaks at the proximal end which appear to have removed the bulb of percussion although part of a strikeing platform remains. There is sub-parallel, semi abrupt retouch running along the distal end, long in the ceetre becoming short at the sides. Indents down both sides appear to be accidental damage rath…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th September 2016
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Record ID: SOM-164518
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval clay tobacco pipe dating to the period c AD1680 to 1720. Most of the bowl is missing but the heel is stamped with the makers mark: WILL/ PITCH/ER in three lines within a pellet circle. The stem is broken at an old break. The pipe measures 51.3mm in length, 14.7 in width and weighs 6.37g. William Pitcher is listed as a maker from Beaminster in Dorset active c.1700 (Oswald 1975 p167).
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
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Record ID: SOM-825C57
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy key for a small lock, probably on a casket dating to the period c. AD 1100 - 1500. The key has an oval bow formed of a loop which thickens on both sides towards the shank. The shank has a broadly oval cross section with flattened sides. There is a simple rectangular bit with a slightly expanded outer edge. The end of the shank has a small indentation. The key is 33.47mm long, the shaft is 20.47mm long, the bow is 12.97mm in diameter, the bit 10.88mm long by 3.99mm wide and the key weighs 3.88g. Egan (1998, p111) comments that small, crude keys with circ…
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-822420
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The handle of a copper alloy (latten) Post Medieval spoon dating to the period c.AD 1550-1650. The handle ends in a seal top knop. The knop starts with a flat circular disk which tapers down to two simple balls with a moulded collar beneath. The surface of the disc is worn and has no evidence of pecked initials remaining. The knop is integral with the oval cross sectioned handle. The handle is bent and terminates in a worn break at the point where it would have attached to the bowl, now missing. The knop is quite worn and has a green patina on the surface. The piece measures 91…
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Monday 3rd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8208C2
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy (latten) post medieval seal top spoon dating to the period c.AD 1550-1650. The fragment comprises the spoon knop. The terminus is a flat circular disk which tapers down to a broad collar, semi-circular in cross section. There is no evidence of initials on the disc. Below the collar it narrows before expanding to a tapering baluster which narrows further to a collar formed of two narrow bands. The knop ends in a worn break at the point where it would have attached to the handle, now missing. The knop is quite worn and has a green patina on the surface. The k…
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-81CB22
Object type: SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy Russian bale seal dating to AD1809. Both sides have raised Cyrillic lettering. On the obverse it reads ЛД/CYЛb/ЯHOB/HIO and on the reverse NP/[...]V12H/1809. A slot passes horizontally through the oval disc from side to side. It has a cream patina on both sides. It has a diameter of 22.33mm and weighs 10.3g. Following http://peacehavens.co.uk [accessed 22/09/2016] his can be interpretted as meaning: obverse: ЛД = LD = L'nyanoy Dosmotr = Flax Inspector, CYЛb = (first part of the name), ЯHOB = (second part of the name), H10 = the post number. Reverse: NP = …
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-54DD43
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius of Julia Domna, second issue dating to the period AD 196 - 211. (Reece period 10). VESTA S.C. reverse type depicting Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre. Mint of Rome. RIC IV Part I p.209 Septimus Severus 867.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 8th September 2016
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Record ID: SOM-ECF92A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to the period c AD 1500 - 1650. The buckle consists of two oval loops separated by a pin/strap bar with lobed knops at each end of the bar. The pin is missing. The buckle has a green patina. The buckle measures 26.33mm in length, 21.35mm in width and weighs 2.43g. A similar example can be found in Whitehead (2003: 54) no. 305, who dates it to c.AD 1500 - 1650.
Created on: Thursday 25th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 29th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EC91CF
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval copper alloy farthing trade token issued by the City of Bristol dating to the year AD 1662. Williamson, (1889:241) Gloucestershire 18.
Created on: Thursday 25th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-08D883
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I dated to AD 1591 on coin. Initial mark hand. Tower mint. See North (1991:137) No 2015. The coin shows evidence of clipping around the edge.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalbridge CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-44E778
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn late medieval to post medieval half real of Ferdinand and Isabella dating to the period AD 1474-1504. Yoke reverse type. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spaxton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-CE2AB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, clipped medieval silver penny probably of Edward IV, First reign (1461-1470), struck under Archbishop George Neville. Probably Light coinage, Type X1 (North 1599). Initial mark: (small) lis, dating to c. 1469-1470. Mint of York. North (1975, 72). The coin measures 16.14mm in diameter, 0.56mm in thickness and weighs 1.3g
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-DA5F6E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver cut farthing of Henry II (1154-1189). Short cross probably Class 1c (North 964), possibly Class 1b (North 963), dating to 1180-1189. Minted by the moneyer Gefrei or Gerard at uncertain mint (London or York). North (1994, 220). It measures 10.6mm in length, 9.4mm in width and 0.6mm in thickness, and weighs 0.29g. It has been bent upwards slightly at one end.
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th July 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-DA20D6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver cut halfpenny of John (1199-1216). Short cross possibly Class 6c (North 976) dating to c. 1215-1217. Minted by the uncertain moneyer at London. North (1994). It measures 18.1mm in length, 9.8mm in width and 0.8mm in thickness, and weighs 0.70g. The coin has been bent and twisted slightly at one end.
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-D8DA13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval silver cut farthing probably of John (1199-1216). Short cross probably Class 5-6 (North 969-976), possibly Class 4 (North 968) dating to c. 1199-1216. Minted by uncertain moneyer at London. It measures 9.2mm by 9.0mm, 1.0mm in thickness, and weighs 0.29g
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Record ID: PAS-8C3046
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry II (1154-1189). Probably Short cross Class 1b-c (North 963-964) dating to c. 1180-1189. Minted by uncertain moneyer at uncertain mint. The length of the coin is 19.2mm; it has a width of 9.0mm, a thickness of 0.6mm and weighs 0.52g. The coin has suffered a small loss at one end and, as such, is no longer complete.
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Last updated: Sunday 7th February 2016
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Record ID: PAS-8B932B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval silver penny of Edward I (1272-1307). Class 9b2 (North 1037/1) dating to 1300. Mint of Durham. North (1991, 30). The coin measures 18.4mm in diameter, is 1.0mm thick and weighs 1.27g. It has suffered some signficant losses at different points of its circumference. The letter S on the reverse is distinctive and not easily associated with Class 9b; it may be that this is a mule with a Class 10ab reverse. However, the reverse is too worn to be certain about this.
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-DB3901
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy personal seal matrix of heraldic form, dating to the 13th or 14th century. The matrix has a circular die with hexagonally faceted conical handle to the reverse, expanding into a lozenge-shaped terminal with a central piercing 4.35mm in diameter. The matrix depicts a horned animal (possibly a stag) walking left, a branch extending from its back, within a shield (or straight top and convexly-curved sides). Beside each edge and within a grooved circle is ornamentation consisting of a curving line with a short transverse cross-bar at the centre. Around, and within…
Created on: Friday 14th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Wallop', grid reference and parish protected.


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