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Record ID: SOM-27CBDA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Two rim sherds of probably Saxo-Norman vessels dating to c. AD 1000-1250. One shrd is more abraded with none of the original surface remaning on the outside and little on the inside; the breaks are all abraded. The vessels are both hard fired with a dark buff fabric, shading to pale orange in places and with sooting on the outer surface which remains on one sherd. They both have abundent (up to 40%) angular poorly sorted patinated chert temper up to 2mm across, some of which is burnt flint/chert. There are very occasional rounded ironstone inclusions up to 1mm and very occasional organ…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-25F3B3
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Just under half of a lead bulla of the Grand Master of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers). The object has been deliberately cut in half with an additional triangular section cut from the middle. The raised, stamped, image on the obverse when complete would have depicted the Master, kneeling left with a patriachial cross on the left, flanking by Alpha and Omega, only the alpha and part of the cross is now visible. The design is encircled by a plain line border. The obverse legend reads (clockwise from 12 o'clock): [...CVST]OS. PAVPERVM, ie guardi…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bruton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-22B7DA
Object type: CORKSCREW
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Copper alloy and iron bow corkscrew acting as a handle for a further unidentified iron tool, possibly a key or pipe related. The piece has a well preserved copper alloy bow with a semi-circular upper part which entends down at the base into a projection. At the end of the projection the arms of the bow flank a hinge for the iron corkscrew which would have folded into the bow. Only a small amount of the screw now remains, part attached to the hinge and part to the top of the bow, possibly concreted into the second tool. The bow widens towards the top and on the outerside at the top is a…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-FC6DEC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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Roman copper alloy radiate of Claudius II dating to AD 268 to 270 (Reece period 13). PAS AVGVSTI reverse depicting Pax standing facing left with branch and transverse sceptre. Minted at Rome. Normanby 918, Cunetio 2191.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F9F2C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded copper-alloy Iron Age unit, Gallo-Belgic import attributed to the Ambiani, dating to the period c.60-25 BC. Obverse: Bust right with large eye. Reverse: Horse left with prominent ear, in front a large cross, above and below traces of ring and dot motifs. As DT (2002, p. 82) no. 358.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Overton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F9A095
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate possibly a contemporay copy probably of Claudius II or Quintillus dating to AD 268-270 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure, right hand raised. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F94E08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dated to 1578 on the coin. Initial mark: plain cross. (North 1991:135) no 1998.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-94431E
Object type: BELL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy spherical bell with an integral loop at the top and openwork lower section. The loop is crudely cast with a circular hole through it and rough projections on the outer side, possibly casting flashes that have not been cleared off. The upper (solid) part of the bell has four regularly spaced moulded squared topped and round based shields each within a circle. One shield is slightly angled suggesting this was a stamp stamped into apossibly ceramic mould. Between the circles and the shields are raised hatching and on each shield is a displayed eagle (on the left…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-91CA28
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval copper alloy trade token farthing issued by the Town of Bruton in Somerset dating to 1669. Williamson (1891:975) Somerset 75. A hole has been pierced near the edge at 9 o'clock on the obverse and become very worn into an oval shape.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6A7AD0
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman lead ingot, or "pig" probably dating to the period c. AD 150-402. The ingot is rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in cross-section with rounded corners and no inscription visible on the top. The top has a raised rim around a recessed rectangular panel. The rim is also trapezoid in shape with bevelled inner and outer faces. The rim varys between 20.4 and 21mm wide on one long side 23.4 and 23.3 on other. The panel is recessed 1.8mm and 2.5mm at the ends deepening to 6.1mm in the centre. The top of the panel is ridged, the form of the ridges suggesting semi-molton lead was smoot…
Created on: Saturday 12th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1A6389
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy coin, probably a contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1A4C01
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of unclear, probably Gallic, emperor dating to AD 260 to 275 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B0C23B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A modified and extremely corroded post-medieval copper-alloy farthing of Charles II (AD 1660-1685), dating between 1672 and 1679, London mint, Spink 3394 The farthing has been bent in two places giving it a characteristic S0-shaped profile, coins modified in this way are often referred to as 'love tokens' but may be more generic good luck charms. This modification is usually seen on silver coins so the use of a farthing is unusual.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-83610D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval silver openwork buckle frame, probably a shoe buckle, dating to AD 1769 to 1793. The buckle frame is oval and distinctly arched with the short edges (top and bottom edges) convex curved. The buckle was in two pieces when found, about a quarter had become detached, and has been repaired with the solder visible on the back. The front is decorated with a moulded design of four quatrefoils flanked by scrolling and openwork. One flower is in the centre of each side. The flowers are formed of rcles with a central stamped annulet creating a raised central dot and the remainder…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stourton Caudle CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-704745
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of unclear Emperor dating to AD 330 - 402. Unclear reverse type depicting unclear standing male figure. Unknown mint.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6FFB19
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular copper alloy plaque that has been inscribed with Greek on one side dating to 1625-1825. The object has been damaged where edges have bent and there is a break along one end where the remainder is missing. The back surface has been engraved with rangom rectangular lines, probably keying. The plaque is now 58mm in length and 34.3mm in height and has a thickness of 1.1mm. It weighs 15.18g. There are six lines of inscription on the front of the plaque. Letters that are visible on each line of inscription: 1. Nomine (Horum suis) [...] = The names of these... 2. …
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6EC98C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and upper part of the bow of a Roman cast copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch with hinged pin dating to c. AD 60-100. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings, both slightly abraded at the ends, which are now 28.2mm wide. They have what is possibly the rusted remains of an iron axis bar for the hinge running through them and visible at the ends. The wings are decorated with pairs of incised transverse lines near the ends. There is a large transverse slot through the centre of the underside of the head, between the wings, now filled with corrosion. The bow is very broad a…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F2822D
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval or early post medieval copper alloy and gilded bidle boss with oak leaf and acorn decoration. The boss has a central dome with a flat rim around it. The dome is conical with a rounded top and a hollow back. At the top of the boss is a raised domed pimple and half way down the sides are a pair of incised lines runing around the dome. The flat rim is decorated with an elaborate incised design of a stem running all the way around, alternating between being closer to the dome or the outer edge. At four points the stem branches with triangular shoots in each branching point. T…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F0EE08
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Gratian dating to AD 375-378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting the emperor advancing right dragging captive from the left and holding a standard. Minted at Arles. LRBC pt II no. 531.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F0A5F6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy core from a plated Iron Age stater of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, attributed to Cunobelinus, dating to the period AD 10-40, 'Cunobelinus Wild, Ring Type'. Obverse: C[A] - MV, Corn ear without central stalk. Reverse: Horse right with branch(?) above, pellet in ring and CV[NO] below. Contemporary copy of ABC 2783; BMC 1804-1808; VA 1933.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton', grid reference and parish protected.


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