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Record ID: SOM-22271D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A probable strap fitting of uncertain date, possibly Roman, c. AD 43-410. The object comprises of a flat rectangular plate of copper alloy, with a slight knop at its terminal. At the attachment end a pair of V-shaped grooves define a transverse collar, with a second corresponding pair below, just above the mid-point, helping to define a sub-circular boss. This is engraved with a lozenge containing a pellet, with the channels inlaid with niello. The rectangular field below the boss is decorated with two parallel rectangular, niello inlaid channels, with each containing a zig-zag left r…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-DDE847
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman Republican silver denarius of the moneyer Mn. Cordius Rufus, minted at Rome and dating to 46 BC (Reece period 1). RVFVS S C, Head of Venus right; MV CORDIVS, Cupid on dolphin right. RRC, p. 473, no. 463/3.
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-74AE41
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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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-9555E4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman incomplete cast copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch dating to the early second century AD. The head has two short cylindrical wings, 30.1mm wide, to hold the axis bar for the hinged pin. Between the wings is a slot in which the pin would have hinged. There is corrosion surrounding this slot and visible in the ends of the wings suggesting the hinge bar and possibly the pin were of iron. The wings are undecorated. There is an incomplete tab at the head which has broken across a central circular hole and is now trapezoid in shape. The bow has a D shaped cross section and its …
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chedzoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B5416C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to AD 310-313 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI depicting Sol standing facing left, chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand, globe in left. Minted in Trier. RIC Vol 6, Trier 870.
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B4E382
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy city commemorative nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 330-337 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA type, depicting a wolf and twins with two stars above. Minted in Lyon.
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5B4ED1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-361), dating to AD 337-341. GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type, depicting two soldiers with one standard. Probably Mint of Thessalonica. LRBC I, no. 858.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-1B55A6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy fragment, probably of a Roman bow brooch, probably dating to c. AD 40-200. The fragment consists of a flat strip of copper alloy, 1.2mm thick, and tapering from 5.5mm at one end to 2.8mm just prior to the other, at which point it expands again to 3.4mm wide. Both ends terminate in worn breaks. The inside of the band is undecorated with a rough area where a catch could be but no clear evidence of one. The outside is decorated with a central longitudinal groove, terminating at around 3/4 of the way down the band's length in a transverse incised line. This was potentially …
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B80017
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A collection of three ceramic heavily abraded greyware vessel sherds of Roman date dating to c.AD 43-410. All three sherds are from a similar hard fired grey fabric, with a sandy temper. Abundant black sub-rounded chert,
Created on: Monday 10th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-67EAFA
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A possible incomplete copper alloy Roman button and loop fastener, probably dating to c. AD 50-200. The object is largely circular in plan with a convex top and flat reverse. Extending from the reverse slightly off-centre is an integrally cast sub-trapezoidal shaft, which extends out roughly 2.8mm and then breaks at a worn break. On the long edge of the trapeze is a semi-circular facet giving the whole shaft a C-shaped cross section. There are no surviving traces of decoration and the object has a pale green patina. Diameter: 20.6mm, Height: 12.3mm, Weight: 14.59g. Rivet: Length: …
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7F354E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Silver Roman Denarius of an uncertain ruler, probably Hadrian or a member of the Antonine dynasty, dating to AD 117-192 (Reece Periods 6 - 9). Uncertain reverse type and mint. Only around c. 40% of the flan survives, a segment between approximately 10 and 4 o'clock. The coin was found on a beach and is extremely worn.
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-461CE8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Two Roman ceramic sherds, most likely representing two Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole harbour, Dorset) vessels, dating c. AD 1-410. The first sherd is a rim sherd, probably from a storage jar, it has a rounded vertical rim with a slight groove at its base and rounded walls. A hard fired grey/black fabric, incompletely fired, with a thin black band at its centre. The interior surface is slightly oxidised and is a dark brown, whilst only the exterior surface has been burnished. Abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz inclusions,
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-313E77
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic sherd from a Black Burnished ware vessel (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset), dating c. AD 43 - 410. An undiagnostic flat base sherd probably from a pot, with a diameter at the base of around 80mm. A hard black fabric with a pale grey interior surface A relatively fine grained fabric, with abundant sub-angular to sub-rounded small translucent quartz inclusions, <1.0mm. There is an irregularly shaped hard black patch on the interior surface, possibly an organic deposit from its contents. Length: 40.0mm, Width: 64.8mm, Thickness: 8.00mm, Height: 16.8mm, Weight: 21.01g
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-AF5E90
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Valentinian I (AD 364-375), dating to AD 364-375 (Reece Period 19). SECURITAS REIPUBLICAE Reverse type, depicting a victory advancing left with a wreath and palm branch. uncertain mint. The coin fabric has an unusual laminar structure visible on the surfaces but particularly in the cracks that have formed on the rim. This suggests it is a contemporary copy.
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingston Seymour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1F8471
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the house of constantine, dating to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18). Immitating FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing a fallen horsemen reverse type.
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-61F160
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An Incomplete Roman copper alloy developed T-Shape brooch dating to the period c. AD 50-150 AD. The brooch comprises the head, wings, bow and catchplate, the pin and foot finial are now missing due to old breaks. The head of the brooch has two wings that are retangular in cross section and both terminate in old breaks. The wings themselves are decorated with a series of vertical incised grooves and house the copper alloy axis bar for the hinged pin mechanism. They are divided on the reverse of the head by a central pin slot, which is retangular in section and 2.26mm wide, and is qu…
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ash Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-603B63
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A contempoary copy of Roman copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 348 to 364 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting soldier spearing fallen horseman. Uncertain Mint
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ash Priors', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7FED19
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy pennanular brooch of Type D3 dating to the first to eary second century AD or 4th cnetury AD. The brooch is formed of a penanular (incomplete) ring of flat rectangular section that is now incomplete due to a worn abraded break at one terminal. This ring decorated with circumfrential raised ribs, running aound both the inner and outer edges and a series of punched dots that run in a continous band around the centre. The back is flat with no traces of decoration. The only surviving terminal was formed by bending the end of the ring forward and over onto …
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chiselborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7F1B07
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The fan tail foot and upper part of the lower plate of a Aesica variant dating to the 1st to 2nd century AD. The upper bow and head and the pin are missing. The remaining section of the body is broadly hexagonal. It has a cut off straight top where it abutted or joined the head, this is now worn and it is not clear if it is broken. The sides are triangular with concave sides, expanding into a point to each side, closer to the base than the top, the point is extended into a thickened, rounded knop. The base is also straight and thickens slightly where it joins the trapezoid tail. I…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Knoyle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7C1434
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Roman, copper alloy finger nail cleaner of Crummy Type 4. The blade itself is leaf shaped, and widens to an angular shoulder before tapering in a concave curve from the shoulders to two rounded points which are both worn. The edges are bwvelled widening from the front to the back. The blade is decorated, on the obverse, with a ring and dot motif by the shoulders, from this runs a row of small circular indents, that run in a line along the remaining length of the blade terminating shortly before the blade seperates to form two points. The back of the blade is flat and und…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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