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Record ID: SOM-736C82
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T399 Description: Silver whistle, made of thin silver sheet, well-shaped mouthpiece, square opening, tapering to the end which has been broken off. Along the length of the whistle, five projecting flanges, in silver, these with traces of gilding. Dimensions: Length: 57.40mm, Width at mouthpiece: 9.21mm, Width at widest point, including decoration: 15.81mm, Weight: 6.12g Discussion: Date uncertain, but the unusual flanges suggest possibly 16th century date. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A86F32
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T141. Decorative silver arrow head terminal, made from thin silver sheet and therefore a purely decorative element from some larger ensemble. Perhaps the arrow attribute of a silver figure of a saint such as St Michael? Late medieval or early modern, perhaps 16th Century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections Length: 25.64mm, Width: 11.20mm, Thickness: 4.34mm.…
Created on: Friday 13th March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Chinnock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-887CE3
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Report on post-medieval silver dress hook from Chilton Trinity, Somerset - 2008 T96 Silver dress hook in the form of a hook with projecting knops and a foliate tendril at the top with recurving hook soldered onto the back. On the backplate, rectangular bar for attachment, soldered on. The front section parcel-gilt. 16th Century. A type of dress hook frequently reported through the Treasure Act and sometimes found in pairs. See TAR 2003, no. 239 for comparison; and for a pair acquired by the British Museum, Dept of Prehistory and Europe, 2003, 3-1, 1-2. As such, due to its age…
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chilton Trinity', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B5F3B3
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver spoon stem, broken just above bowl and at terminal. Heavy stem of hexagonal section, punched on one side above bowl with three marks; possibly a Gothic B in a shield, an R in a shield, and another illegible mark. The crudeness and lack of London marks of Leopard's head crowned and lion passant indicate that this spoon is of provincial workmanship. Probably 17th century. As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitelackington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D449F4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver artefact built up of three superimposed squares, forming a stepped pyramid. Approximately 10 mm square. Reverse plain. This artefact is undiagnostic and correspondingly hard to date. Although there are signs that the object is not machine-made, there is no reason to think that it predates 1706 and it therefore falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996 (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D37677
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver thimble with waffle-shaped indentations but with pattern of linked cables left plain; plain band at part of the rim and plain disc at central point of dome. The thimble is in excellent condition, apart from one scratch running around it just below the dome. Given the regularity and depth of the indentations, the thimble may have been made on a lathe rather than punched by hand. Unmarked. Length approx 2.9 cm. Silver thimbles were used increasingly by the European nobility and gentry during the 17th Century but surviving examples are rare given that thimbles were much used and…
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2007
Last updated: Monday 23rd February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Cuthbert Out', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-68B1D1
Object type: EAR RING
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver lozenge-shaped bead, hollow, with integral suspension loop and ring; hole at other end. Decorated with applied filigree circles and loops. Though the decoration is reminiscent of that found on 16th Century dress pins reported through the Treasure Act, this object seems to me to be machine-made and consequently much later in date. The form suggests a 19th Century date and my guess is that this is part of an ear-ring of relatively recent manufacture. It does not therefore come under the 1996 Treasure Act (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westonzoyland', grid reference and parish protected.


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