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    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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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-E2D06E
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Medieval copper alloy English jetton of the Sterling head series. Class 15, Mernick type 2d.3 / 43 dating to AD 1320 to 1335. Sterling bust facing / long cross moline with 3-pellet clusters in each angle; border has pellets between the curling ends of the cross which contain small dots. Weight is 1.36g, diameter 19.2mm, thickness 0.9mm. This is similar to Mitchener (1988:103) type 142, but has pellets rather than saltires in the reverse border.
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muchelney Ham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E0CB6A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy double looped bucke, probably dating to c. AD 1350-1650. The buckle comprises of two oval loops with a D-shaped cross section. The front of the frame is decorated with a series of regularly spaced relatively deep, obliquely angled grooves. A copper alloy pin remains around the bar. The pin is D-shaped in cross section with a flat back and tapoers slightly to a slightly undercut point. Dimensions: length 35.7mm; width 28.7mm; thickness 2.9mm; weight.6.30g. Similar examples on this database include IOW-FC8294 and SOM-0B5067. Egan & Pritchard (2002: 83, no. …
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muchelney Ham', 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: DEV-C4C02B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small medieval copper alloy annular buckle, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The frame is broadly circular in plan, although with a very slightly offset bar showing sings of wear from the copper alloy sheet pin. The pin survives, but has been displaced around the frame. The frame is sub-circular in cross section. Dimensions: length 12.9mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 4.1mm; weight 1.15g. See Egan & Pritchard (2002: 58-60 and 69) nos. 28, 55, 72, 88 and 269, the former are all of comparable size, the latter of which is larger has a slight offset bar. Egan and Pritchard (ibid:58)…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-1C6A50
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy mount dating to the period c.AD 1350-1400 The mount has a large central domed boss that is decorated with five horizontal grooves. Either side of this central lobe is a circular domed lug with a separate small copper alloy rivet running through a hole in the centre to secure the fitting to the strap or belt. The rivets are complete with roved ends, one bent to the side. The reverse is concave behind the central boss and end lugs. There are traces of a green patina on the upper surface. The mount measures 20.12mm in length, 9.65mm in width and weighs 1.80g. …
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B5416C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-80837D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy Post Medieval trapezoidal buckle dating to cAD1620 - 1680. Only one loop of the double loop buckle remains. The outer edge is expanded into a triangle in the centre, flanked by points at each corner. On the front of the outside edge there is an incised line running from top to bottom. The front has traces of a silvery sheen but the back is plain. The buckle measures 17.46mm in length, 11.90mm in width and weighs 1.26g. Whitehead (2003: 83, nos. 520, 522) publishes similar examples which he dates to c. 1620-1680, although the author does not elaborate on how…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7F56E6
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval to early Post-Medieval thimble dating to the period cAD 1350 - 1550. The thimble has sloping sides but the top is missing. The outer surface is covered in irregularly sized circular pits, possbily beginning in a spiral but becoming very irregular on the sides. The thimble measures 18.22mm in diameter at the base, 17.60mm in height and weighs 2.94g. Holmes (1988) notes irregularly spaced pits seen in this example are features typical of an earlier date range with pits generally arranged in neat spirals by the 16th century.
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7D382C
Object type: SADDLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An almost complete post medieval copper alloy saddle pommel dating to the 16th or 17th century. The hollow and domed pommel comprises two halves which are separated. It was originally a short cyliner with a domed end and curved cut away area on one side at the base. One half has a projecting arm with a rivet hole, next to the cur away area, and there is a second rivet hole about half way along the lower edge. The other half has an old break and the arm is missing. Both halves are incised with multiple vertical lines around the upper side with a plain area on the underside near the cut…
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5B4ED1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: HAMP-442C46
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval (c.1250-1400) copper alloy circular seal matrix with a pierced semi-circular lug to the reverse. To the opposite (front) face it depicts a six-pointed star, a pellet in each angle, above a crescent. Surrounding this is the inscription + S'WILL'I FIL' REINBERD which translates as Seal of William (WILLELMI) son of Reinberd. The initial cross is a cross potent. The reverse of the seal matrix is undecorated although there is a transverse groove at the base of the lug which extends on one side slightly further than the other, into the centre of the reverse of the matrix. The s…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishops Waltham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CF00AA
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy enamelled button dating to c. AD 1640-1700. The button is circular in plan, with a convex front and concave reverse. From the centre of the reverse an integral shank expands, terminating in a now incomplete drilled loop. Traces of iron corrosion are affixed to both the loop and reverse face of the button, suggetsing the original presence of an iron chain. The front of the button is decorated with a foliate design cast in low relief, with four petals radiating out from a central hemispherical boss. Each petal also contains a series of four raised pellets…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staplegrove CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-AC69A4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy buckle plate, length: 39 mm, width: 28 mm, thickness: 6 mm, weight: 12.85 grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and is incomplete. Its major component is a sheet which has a central rectangular hole. The sheet has been folded over itself so that the hole is positioned on one edge (forming a central pin hole and allowing the plate to be secured onto one edge of a buckle frame) The sheet is plain on one side and decorated on the other side with a series of short parallel lines which run along each side of the hole (horizontally as shown)…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-425844
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued Peter Parry in Taunton, dating to AD 1654; Williamson (1891: 990), Somerset 270.
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staplegrove CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1106BE
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy Nuremberg Jetton, of uncertain issuer, dating to c. AD 1550-1660. A rose/orb style jetton, the token is extremely thin and worn, and appears to be a later issue of a named individual based on the size of the orb and style of crown.
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West and Middle Chinnock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FEAC37
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy sword or dagger pommel dating to the second half of the fifteenth century. The pommel is circular in shape and bi-convex in form. The upper surface of the pommel is domed, with a central circular perforation which is worn to one side. It is decorated with a series of four deep V- shaped grooves radiating from the centre forming a saltire. The edges of the grooves have reguklarly spaces indents giving them a ragged appearence which may result from incised transverse grooves, now under mud. In the middle of each of the quarters created by the incised saltire i…
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Knoyle CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-67EAFA
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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