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Record ID: DEV-A7BD38
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Medieval enamelled copper alloy horse harness pendant and associated mount, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The pendant is lozengiform, with a transverse attachment loop projecting from the apex, and decorated with an enamelled depiction of the pelican in her piety, with the birds depicted using white enamel seated within a nest of sub-square red enamel cells. The associated mount is unelaborated, consisting of a simple D-shaped perforated lug with a separate rivet projecting from the reverse. Two transverse perforated lugs project from the base of the mount, forming a box for th…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A75734
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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A Roman copper alloy hinged Colchester derivative intial T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 50-100. The brooch survives largely complete, missing its pin and with its right wing damaged. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 29.5mm, with the right wing truncated by an old break; these are cylindrical and retain an iron axis bar in situ. A rectangular slot is cut into the reverse of the head to accomodate a hinged pin, largely lost, but with a fragment of the copper alloy perforated lug at the head of the pin also surviving. The front of the wings are decorated with a …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A6640E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman Iron early hinged brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The surviving fragment comprises of the upper bow, head and partial pin, the lower bow being lost to a corroded break. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 17.8mm, with cylindrical wings retaining an iron axis bar in situ. A hinged iron pin projects from the reverse of the head, sub-rectangular in cross section and truncated by a fresh break. The bow projects from the head with a width of 10.8mm and a sub-rectangular cross section, 5.3mm thick. The sides of the bow are roughly parallel, and …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A56EE6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its axis bar and pin. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 10.3mm, it consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central slot to accomodate a hinged pin, this is rolled around underneath itself to form a cylindrical casing for an axis bar, now lost. The head tapers into the bow, which thickens into a sub-rectangualr cross section, which continues to taper into an unelaborated foot. The upper bow is delineated from the…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-28717C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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A Roman copper alloy dupondius of Faustina I (AD 138-140), dating to AD 141-161 (Reece Period 7). AVGVSTA SC reverse type, depicting vesta standing left holding torch and palladium. Mint of Rome. RIC III, pg. 167-168, no. 1177(a) or 1178. .
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-27555C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval gold half noble of Edward III (AD 1327-1377), dating to AD 1361-1363. Fourth Coinage, Treaty Period, Transitional series. London Mint. North (1991: 54) no. 1223.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-26EB44
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of John (AD 1199-1216), probably dating to AD 1204-1218. Voided short cross class 5-6, London mint.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-26BAE4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A Medieval silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307), probably dating to AD 1280-1281. Class 3c, London mint. North (1994: 28) no. 1018. The coin has been clipped slightly around much of its circumference.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-269BFB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Medieval silver penny of Edward I (AD 1272-1307), probably dating to AD 1303-1305. Probably class 10ab5, Canterbury mint. North (1994: 31) no. 1039/3. The coin is damaged with an irregular break between 9 and 1 o'clock on the obverse.
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-136FFC
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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A Copper alloy ferrule of uncertain date, probably dating to the Later Iron Age or Early Roman Periods, c. 200 BC - AD 200. The ferrule consists of a roughly parallel sided strip of copper alloy, curved around into a ring with overlapping ends, both of which are perforated and held together by a separate copper alloy rivet. The object has a grey-green surface patina, with blue-green corrosion where this has been abraded away. Dimensions: external diameter: 23.0mm; thickness of strip 1.4mm; width 8.9mm; weight 5.78g. It is difficult to parallel such an undiagnostic piece, and whilst n…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-124273
Object type: TOBACCO PIPE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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An incomplete Post-Medieval to Modern clay tobacco-pipe, probably dating to AD 1787- c. 1807. The surviving portion consists of roughly 50% of the bowl, it's juncture with the pipe as well as the pointed spur. The bowl was originally moulded in two parts and later joined, with the longitudinal seems running along the inside and outside joins of the bowl decorated with moulded foliate decoration. The spur features no maker's marks. The surviving face of the bowl is decorated with a depiction of a male figure kneeling left, bound in chains and with with hands raised in prayer. Dimension…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-100561
Object type: CUTLERY
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy pastry jigger, probably dating to c. AD 1700-1800. The object was found in three parts and subsequently reattached by the finder. The jigger consists of a circular sectioned shaft with three bulbous double stranded collars along its length, tapering towards one end where it bifurcates into two perforated arms; forming the box for the wheel. The latter is circular, with a crimped edge and central perforation, held in situ by an iron axis bar. There is a break preceding the collars which deliniate this terminal. At the other end of the shaft flares outwards i…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-F920E6
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A Flake of Prehistoric flint debitage, probably of Neolithic or Bronze Age date, c. 4,000-1,600 BC. A tertiary flake of mottled grey-brown flint exhibiting a diffuse bulb of purcussion, with bulbar scar, and with the striking platform worked away at the proximal end. Both removal scars on the dorsal face were struck from roughly the same direction. The flake exhibits low angle, long, sub-parallel retouch along the distal end of the ventral face, with a more limited amount on the distal. The left edge of the proximal end of the dorsal face exhibits short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch. D…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-F8E16A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A Flake of Prehistoric flint debitage, probably of later prehistoric date, c. 3,300-800 BC. A tertiary flake of mottled beige-brown flint exhibiting a pronounced, hinged bulb on percussion with bubar scar. The dorsal face exhibits a number of negative removal scars, struck from multiple platforms and with a number being hinged. The flake likewise has a hinged terminal at the distal end. There is extensive damage to the right edge of the dorsal face. The flake exhibits no retouch, although chattering along the dorsal edge of the striking platform may suggest the use of platform preparat…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-7F8CE1
Object type: MICROLITH
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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An incomplete Mesolithic flint microlith, probably dating to c. 8,000-4,000 BC. A tertiary flake of mottled grey/brown flint, lenticular in plan and with one point truncated by a natural break. One edge of the microlith exhibits short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch along its length on the dorsal face. Dimensions: Length 15.2mm; width 6.6mm; thickness 1.7mm; weight 0.22g. Part of a small assemblage of flint found in the same field, comprising of records: DEV-7F8CE1, DEV-094CF7, DEV-7EDBED and DEV-0A9D0C. The group includes diagnostically mesolithic material (DEV-7F8CE1, a microlith, and…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-7EDBED
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Devon
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A Chert end scraper of probable Mesolithic to Neolithic date, c. 8,000-2,400 BC. Worked from a sub-rectangualr secondary flake of orange greensand chert, with cortex surviving at the proximal end of the dorsal face, as well as on the striking platform. A diffuse bulb of percussion is present at the proximal end of the ventral face, a reflection more of the raw material than knapping technique. Short, Abrupt, scalar retouch is exhibited along the distal edge of the dorsal face. Dimensions: length 45.9mm; width 51.5mm; thickness 16.3mm; weight 45.83g. Part of a small assemblage of flin…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-51DDB3
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy sword pommel, probably dating to c. AD 1700-1800. The pommel consists of a large oval knop with central transverse moulded collar. A flaring base projects from one end of the knop circular in cross section, with the remains of a corroded iron tang projecting from a perforation. The apex of the knop is similarly perforated, with further iron corrosion visible. Dimensions: length 53.4mm; diameter 25.9mm; weight 47.06g. A pommel probably from a largely ceremonial court sword, very similar examples previously recorded on this database include: RAH1448, SWYOR-…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: DEV-EC4D65
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A probable Roman copper alloy sesterius, dupondius or as, probably dating to c. AD 1-250. Uncertain reverse type, probably mint of Rome. A W-like symbol has been incised into one face.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-EBEF6C
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post Medieval lead pilgrim's ampulla, probably dating to c. AD 1350-1530. The hollow flask-shaped ampulla is of Spencer's type 2, with a simple rounded bowl and flaring sub-rectangular neck. One of two triangular attachment loops survives at the juncture between the bowl and neck, with this also delineated by a double-stranded transverse collar. Both faces of the bowl are decorated in low relief, one with a crowned W, the other with a six-petalled compass flower, within a zig-zagged border. Dimensions: Length: 49.3mm; Width: 30.6mm; Thickness: 7.3mm; Weight: 35.70g. Alt…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-D6E5B8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The strap fitting consists of an oval plate, with a perforated knop expanding from the apex and retaining iron corrosion from a separate rivet. At the base of the plate is a moulded transverse collar, surmounting an old break. The plate is decorated, although now worn, with the decoration cinsisting of a combination of incised lines and punched annulets, in a probable foliate design. Further iron corrosion is affixed to the reverse of the plate at the base. Dimensions: length 37.8mm; width 21.9mm; thicknes…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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