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Record ID: SOM-E63B28
Object type: TOY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead toy probably a whistle dating to the period c. AD 1600 - 1800. The toy commences in an old break and is cylindrical with a hollow circular cross sectioned interior and a hexagonal external cross-section. The internal diameter of the toy is 9.07mm tapering to 3.88mm at the opposite end. The toy exhibits a series of irregular raised mouldings running down the sides of the body, probably a decorative pattern which is now unclear, there appears to be curved foliate designs near the break. There is a pronounced, tidied, casting seam along both sides of the …
Created on: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-39F451
Object type: BELL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval cast copper alloy crotal bell complete with iron suspension ring and hook. The bell is divided into two hemispheres by a prominent ridge which runs around the centre of the bell. The upper hemisphere is undecorated with two large sound holes. A semi-circular loop extends up from the top of the upper hemisphere.The curve of the bell continues under the loop aperture suggesting it was made using a detachable 'sprue-piece', this method was introduced in the 17th century. A rusty iron ring goes through the loop (the ring has abutting ends), an integral hook continues from …
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: SOM-38EEED
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim fragment from a late Medieval or Post Medieval cast copper- alloy vessel. The fragment is triangular in shape. It is 25.0mm along the curved top, one side is 26.3mm long, the other is 19.6mm long. The rim is plain, thinning on the innerside to a sharp edge then quickly thickening to 3.0mm thick down the length. It originally angled straight out at c.45 degrees and is not dished. The internal surface is smoother than the outer. On the outer face 9.0mm below the rim is a pair of ridges running around the circumference of the vessel, each emphasised by indented lines of var…
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
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Record ID: SOM-385A5F
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Roman copper alloy bracelet. The bracelet is formed of a curved strip of metal which is even in width and thickness throughout its surviving length, (29.5mm long by 8.3mm wide). It has a convex front and a concave back. The front decoration is divided into three bands along the length. Either side of the central band the outer bands are decorated with is a herringbone design made of lines recessed (stamped) into the bracelet. The central band is flanked by a recessed line top and bottom and has a row of stamped ring and dot patterns running down the centre- not always …
Created on: Monday 13th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruishton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E7E65C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman cast copper alloy finger ring of Guiraud Type 4d, Henig Type VIII. The ring has a central circular bezel with smaller circular bezels to each side.The central bezel has a diameter of 7.7mm, the smaller ones measure 3.7mm across the diameter. The central bezel is flat and on the front has a raised rim around a recessed centre which contains raised decoration of a rayed circle in the middle. This decoration has an intact central circle surrounding a recessed area but the outer circle has regular indents around the edge giving the impression of a sun or cog. The recessed area withi…
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Merriott CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E6F34E
Object type: POWDER MEASURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval sheet lead powder holder cap (c. 17th century). It has straight sides, now squashed inwards, with an oval top (also squashed and distorted). Where the sides meet the top there are two attachment loops, one on each side, one split in the middle, the other bent inwards. The sides are comprised of a strip of lead bent into a circle and attached to edges of the circular face. The other face remains open to allow the rest of the powder holder to fit into it. The cap measures 24.0 mm in height, 62.0mm by 36.7mm at the top and 35.0mm by 34.0mm at the base. The sides are 3.…
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2B8301
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to AD 307 to 318 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding up globe. Mint unclear
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 2nd July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Zeals CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2E2489
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper mount dating to the 16th or 17th centuries. The mount is in the form of a large circular boss with a projection to one side. The boss has a hollow back and convex front which rises in two steps to a central dome, between the first and second step is a double incised ring. The edges of the boss are irregular and slightly damaged but it seems probable there was only ever one projection. The projecting piece is in the form of an oval lobe with a smaller lobed terminal beyond, both are convex on the front and the larger lobe has a hollow back. From the back of th…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 29th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke St Gregory CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2DCB69
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval mount dating to the 17th century for a leather item. The flat plate of the mount has a tri-lobed end with a narrowed waist underneath, the lobes each side being thin and curved out, one now bent forward at the tip. This waist then expands forming rounded shoulders before a constriction formed of indents coming in from both sides below which it expands again to a square plate with outwardly curved corners. Below the square is an incised line across the front then a wider collar with rounded ends and possibly a broken lower edge. On the back are two integral attachment s…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 29th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke St Gregory CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CE113
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy harness pendant. The pendant is in the shape of a six petal flower (sexfoil) with a circular hole in the center. The front is convex with a concave back. Each petal is defined by a recessed line and at the top of one petal there is a transverse attachment loop. The loop is integrally cast and drilled with a circular hole for suspension. The surface now has a brown patina with small traces of gilding in the recessed lines. It measures 37.7.mm in length, 27.0mm in width, 4.5mm in thickness and weighs 9.84g. Griffiths (1995:62) suggests pendants of this form ar…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton Fitzwarren CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2C2364
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast Post Medieval - Modern equal-armed cross shaped horse harness pendant (c.1700-1900 AD). The object is cruciform in plan, each of the broad arms has a semi-circular end and tapers slightly in width towards the center. The pendant is flat with a sub-oval integrally cast suspension loop extending from one of the arms, with a circular perforation approximately 8.0mm in diameter drilled transversely through it.It has a green/brown patena, very worn but probably undecorated. The pendant is 69.8mm in length including loop, 54.6mm excluding loop, 44.18mm in width, 3.15mm thick…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke St Gregory CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2ABAE8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver denarius of Tiberius dating to AD 36 to 37. (Reece period 1). PONTIF MAXIM reverse type depicting a female seated facing right, holding a sceptre and branch. RIC Vol. I (revised) p.95 no. 30
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton Fitzwarren CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-297D9A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-Medieval copper alloy snake shaped strap-fitting and ring. The S shaped fitting has a naturalistically modelled reptilian or bird like head at both ends, a double bar running around the middle of the fitting in low relief with further curvilinear features to either side; the details of which are worn. It is worn but there maybe traces of scales or decoration behind one head.The tip of one of the snakes head is touching the central part of its body and this has allowed for the retention of a ring. This is plain with a circular section and has a depression where the loop has rubbed…
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-55D375
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy shield shaped mount with the stub of an integrally cast rivet on the reverse. The front of the mount is flat and the shield has a straight top with curved sides meeting at a point at the bottom. The front of the mount is decorated with three bends gules, three alternate diagonal bands of red enamel and plain copper-alloy running from top left to bottom right. The design was probably originally bendy argent and gules or bendy or and gules depending on if the plain copper alloy was gilded or silvered originally The mount is 18.0mm long,16.8mm wide at the t…
Created on: Monday 8th June 2015
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Curry CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-F4CB69
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval copper-alloy stock jetton of the Moor's head type, issued in France for the Queen and her almonry and dating to c.1250-1521 (Mitchiner, 1988: 157-158). Obverse: [ ]; Moor's head right within a beaded circle. Reverse: [ ]MOLTOV┬ĚDV[ ]; Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty within a beaded circle Diameter: 20.5mm. Weight: 2.02g. Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D5D7B8
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A four-part lead cloth seal dating from the early modern period, probably George I's reign, c. 1714-1727. Side 1: A bust facing right possibly of George I Side 2: A unicorn facing left, rampant, with a 2 below This is an alnage seal, that is a seal to show tax had been paid on the cloth. There is a close parallel in Egan (fig. 28 no.161) which is also George I. The number below the unicorn is the subsidy (tax) rate in pence paid on the cloth. Presumably the rate relates to the size and quality of the cloth.There is a wide range of designs and legends used on these and there…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hincaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-70AEA5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver penny of Cnut. In Fine condition, although only c.50% survives. "Short Cross type" (1029 - 1036). The legend still present on the reverse reads [...]FPINE or [...]EPINE for both of which there are many options (for example, Aelfwine, Leofwine, Hunewine, wulfwine) Some of these names occur at several different mints and so further defining the mint and moneyer is not possible. (With thanks to Laura Burnett, FLO for Somerset, for comments. 28.05.15) Reference: North cf. 790
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 29th May 2015
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Record ID: SOM-460797
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval silver penny of Henry V (1413-1422). Probably Class F (probably North 1403), dating to 1413-1422. Minted at York. The coin is broken in two places across the upper surface, and is otherwise very worn and bent. It measures 16.7mm in diameter, 0.7mm in thickness and weighs 0.74g. Just under c. 80% survives of the original flan.
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th December 2015
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Record ID: SOM-9BA7AE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete Roman copper-alloy headstud brooch of Group 2 dating to c.AD 80 to 200.. The brooch consists of cylindrical wings at the head, the pin and the bow and foot with catch-plate at the back with the only missing part being the outer edge of the catchplate and the headstud and other decoration. The wings appear complete and are fomed of a rectangular front with an integral but narrower tube on the back. The front has rounded outer corners and is 19.5mm across. Each wing is decorated with a recessed square flanked by raised vertical lines, within each recessed square ar…
Created on: Monday 18th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-481011
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible livery badge, strap mount or belt fitting of probable Later Medieval to Post-Medieval date circa (AD 1400-1800). The object is in the form of an arrowhead made to look like the barbed and tanged type. The broad arrow is similar to a Medieval 'Pheon' arrowhead. The object has a triangular plate with a pointed upper edge, the tip of which is missing to an old break, and two opposing long 'barbs' that have a rounded point, one 'barb' is missing to an old break. At the base of the triangle is a central projecting tang or stem which is sub rectangular in plan, wi…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-472105
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy mount or stud or possibly button. The head is roughly circular with a smooth, slightly domed top. Around the edge there is a simple decorative incised line forming eight cresents, the areas between the scescents and the edge slope down. The edge is worn and rough in places. The back is concave and from the center projects the remains of a round rivet or stem with a slight casting line to one side. It is 17.0mm in diameter, 2.4mm thick excluding the spike, 4.2mm including it and weighs 2.80 grams. Read (2005:67) illustrates buttons with similar edge design…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-328D9B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy buckle frame. The long frame is trapezoidal, with the outer side slightly longer than the strap bar, and it has a convex front and a flatter back. There are incised diagonal transverse lines across the three longer sides, all now worn to an almost smooth surface. The narrow, undecorated, end is slightly thinned to make a strap bar. It is 30.4mm long, 25.2 mm wide along the longer side, 23.0mm along the strap bar and 3.3mm thick, it weighs 4.23 grams. Whitehead (2003:30) illustrates an undecorated buckle of similar shape (no.169) and a buckle with simi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-320408
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or post-medieval cast copper-alloy double-loop buckle frame. The frame has two oval loops which are D-shaped in section with flat backs and slightly widened outer edges. The strap bar is narrowed. The pin is missing but there are traces of iron corrosion on the strap bar and one loop. The frame is 23.0mm long, 18.8mm wide and 2.5mm thick, it weighs 1.74 grams. A similar example is illustrated in Margeson (1993:30, no.164) from a 17th century context , although with an incised line for a pin rest in the centre of each loop, it is likely similar simple forms were in use …
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 28th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-09BBDD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of unclear emperor dating to AD 330-402. Unclear reverse type, possibly two figures or campgate. Unclear mint.
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0869ED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of the Constans daing to the period AD 343 to 348 (Reece period 17). VICTORIAE D D AVGGQ N N reverse type depicting two Victories standing facing each other holding small wreaths. Unclear mint. There is some damage to the edge.
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F6B526
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval incomplete and damaged lead-alloy pilgrim's ampulla. It has a rounded base curving in to a neck where it is irregularly torn across. The tear is both across the width and down the length a third of the way across. It is now squashed flat with part of the sides of the neck folded inwards slightly, and a section at the back torn off. One face of the ampulla is decorated with a raised line design of a crown with a hatched lining. The crown is depicted from below with the ends of the curved front edge meeting the curved base of the ampulla to each side with the lining in the p…
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ruishton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8F6E99
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy post-medieval double-looped buckle frame, missing most of one of its loops as well as its pin. The strao bar extends beyond the meeting point of the loops ending in rounded lobes. The reverse surface ia flat, and the upper surface is convex. At the centre of the remaining loop is a lobes expansion with the front moulded into crude flower. The broken off loop is a short stub along one edge (6mm), and broken at the moulding along the other. The breaks are old and the frame is bent slightly. The remaining section is 28.4mm long, 28.9mm wide and 2.7mm thick…
Created on: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 30th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stawell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F7E06F
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy strap slide. The frame is five sided with a flat base, vertical sides and a peak in the centre of the top bar. The sides and base are rectangular in cross section and the top bar is D shaped with a flat inner side. There is a hole through the base of the frame, half way along, which would have held a separate circular rivet, now missing, the hole is filled with iron corrosion suggesting the rivet was iron. The frame is 13.8mm long, 14.8mm tall and 2.7mm thick, it weighs 0.99 grams. Egan and Pritchard (1991) illustrate a very similar example (page 231, fig …
Created on: Thursday 16th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E6B594
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver halfpenny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377) dating to AD 1335 to 1343. Second 'star marked' coinage, Withers type 5ii, minted at London. North (1991:46) no.1102. The obverse is clearly double struck. A small section is missing from one side including less than 5% of the flan.
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E4DEC4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver cut halfpenny of John dating to AD 1205 to 1207. Short voided cross Class 5bi. minted by Tomas at Carlisle. North 1993:221) no.970i.
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-E2ECF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch. The fragment consists of the lower bow and the foot, including most of the catch-plate. The bow, which is now twisted, has a C to D-shaped cross-section with a flat back, becoming concave at the upper end, and convex front. The upper part is decorated with three vertical groves which taper out, the central one above the outer two. The bow tapers in width down to the squared off foot. The foot has a turned up end which is D-shaped in section with a semicircular front and flat back. The catchplate runs down the centre o…
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BA9B27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Iron Age cast copper alloy Birdlip type brooch with the pin and the top of the head missing dating from 30 BC to AD 60. there is a unpatinated and seemingly fresh break at the top where the head and pin have been lost. The remaining section of the head is has a rectangular sectioned ridge down the back and a central, prominant, narrow ridge on the front with a curved and angled 'hood' either side. This sections curves at 45% then terminates at a collar. The collar is an oval disc projecting on all sides, 8.2mm by 8.9mm. From the collar, the bow descends for 4mms then split…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B978E4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame complete with pin. The frame is oval with an offset, narrowed and recessed strap bar. The loop has a flat back and rounded front, the outer side is slightly widened and thickened. At the centre of the outer side the frame is moulded into two circular knops, these are flanked by narrow collars with a groove between them creating a pin rest. The pin is rectangular in cross section with a slightly groove down the front, one end is bent around the strap bar and it is broadly even in width to the rounded point. The pin has a brighter gree…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B8A43D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy single looped buckle, complete with pin. It consists of a 'D'-shaped frame with a narrowed and recessed strap bar. The frame is oval in section. At the centre of the outer side of the loop projects to a knob, the knop is thicker than the rest of the frame and has a slight groove down the centre for a pin rest. The pin survives bent around the strap bar and is a brighter green than the frame, suggesting a different alloy. The pin is rectangular section, and tapers in width towards the end, a grove down the front suggests it was made of sheet with the edges …
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7CE208
Object type: TONGS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete tinned copper alloy sugar tongs arm, of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The arm has a D-shaped, dished terminal with a short length of a pointed oval-sectioned arm. It measures 31.6 mm in length, 14.5 mm wide and 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 2.1 g. The sugar tong arm is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Several other sugar tongs (some misidentified as possible balances) have been recorded on the PAS database, including: LEIC-A531C3; NMS-09E313 and WAW-091A4A. More examples have been recorded on the Norfolk HER including: from Burgh …
Created on: Friday 10th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-689AF0
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy purse bar of early Post Medieval date. The bar has a central rectangular block with a slightkly rounded lower face and corners and a circular perforation running through it on the vertical axis. Through this perforation is threaded a vertical copper alloy bar which is circular in section and rotates freely in the hole. The bar ends in a globular terminal below the block and expands into a loop above it; this loop would ahve been used to hang the purse from the belt. The loop has three collars at the base, oval in section and just the stubs of the sides…
Created on: Thursday 9th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cullompton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-3FC191
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A clipped and worn silver long-cross penny of Richard II, dating to the period 1377 - 1399. Mint of York. North no. 1330 (die group B). Diameter: 16.5mm; thickness: 0.9mm. Weight: 0.94g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chrishall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BF0A91
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Roman copper alloy Initial T-shaped brooch dating to AD 70 to 100. It is missing one wing, the pin and the lower part of the bow, including the catchplate. The head has a hollow cylindrical wing on one side, undecorated, 15.8mm wide, to hold the axis bar for the hinged pin, the other wing is missing. The head of the pin would have hinged on the axis bar in the slot, the end of the wing adjacent to the slot is filled with iron corrosion which may be the remains of the bar. The bow has a C-shaped cross section with a concave back and convex curved front. It projects a…
Created on: Wednesday 1st April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BDF5CE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the head, with broken pin, and upper bow; the lower bow, including foot and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of flattened cylindrical wings with a central slot between them on the back of the head. The wings are 27.9mm wide, taper slightly towards the outer ends and are oval in section with flattened upper and lower faces. One wing is damaged at the end exposing the end of the iron axis bar for the hinged pin. The axis bar is held in place by a white cement at the ends of both wings…
Created on: Wednesday 1st April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BD30E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver groat of Henry VI, first reign (AD 1422-1461) dating to AD 1422 to 1427, annulet issue, initial cross II/II, young bust, minted in London. North (1991:74) 1426.
Created on: Wednesday 1st April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milverton', grid reference and parish protected.


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