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Record ID: DOR-DE3E24
Object type: FLUE TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A Roman tile fragment. The fabric is oxidised orange red and buff with a small layer of grey reduction at the centre. It is tempered with sand and grog. It has breaks along all the edges. There is impressed decoration of parallel grooved on one face. A piece of decorated flue tile. Date: Roman - c 100 - 400 Weight: 43 g  
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-DE0FDB
Object type: TESSERA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A tessera of blueish-white limestone. A rectangular block, with the upper surface showing some wear Date: Roman - c. AD 100 - 400  Dimensions: 13.12 mm x 10.84 mm x 10.5 mm (height) Weight: 3.34 g Small tesserae such as these would have been used to make patterned mosaic pavements in the Roman period.
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 8th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-DDE2A4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus  of the House of Valentinian dating to AD 364 - 378 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse showing a Victory advancing left holding a wreath. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.03 mm Thickness: 1.57 mm Weight: 2.19 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-DDD71D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy radiate of Claudius II Gothicus dating to AD 268 - 270 (Reece Period 13). LIBERALITAS AVG reverse showing Liberalitas standing left holding a tessera in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left. Reference: Normanby no. 599 Date: Roman Diameter: 18.62 mm Thickness: 1.42 mm Weight: 1.64 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-DD3DC5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus of The House of Constantine (AD 307-361) dated to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18)  FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting soldier spearing a barbarian who has fallen from a horse. Unclear mint. Date: Roman Diameter: 12.95 mm Thickness: 0.88 mm Weight: 1.41 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 6th June 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-8E270E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A chape or plate from a Jacobean shoe buckle. It is sub-triangular in shape and tapers away from two circular loops for attaching to a separate spindle to the buckle frame. The opposite end is rounded with a rivet that has iron corrosion. It is stamped with the maker's mark: "WL" in a rectangular cartouche on the back of the plate. The metal is smooth and grey; there was probably a white metal coating originally. Similar examples can be seen in Whitehead, p.103, no.663 and date from circa 1660-1720. A similar complete buckle with chape that h…
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2022
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-8D3BF9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A rim sherd of greyware pottery. An everted jar rim. The fabric is blue grey at the core with blue grey margins. It is coarsely tempered with moderate fine sand. There is an external bead under the rim and an internal groove, possibly a lid seat.  Date: Roman - c. 100 - 400 Dimensions: 38.04 mm x 27.23 mm x 8.18 mm Weight: 12.16 g
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2022
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-8CE291
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A sherd of Samian ware. The sherd is from the foot ring of a pedestal of a small bowl or cup. The fabric is pink and micaceous, the slip is brownish/red, thin and smooth. Central Gaulish (Lezoux) product.  Date: Early Roman - c. 120 - 190 AD Dimensions: 32.95 mm x 19.12 mm x 7.91 mm Weight: 5.36 g
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2022
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-4A9C4D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dated to AD 330 -335 (Reece period 17) GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with two standards. Mint mark unclear. Date: Roman Diameter: 17.28 mm Thickness: 1.44  mm  Weight: 2.07 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-4A7CA4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy barbarous radiate copying a coin of Tetricus I (AD 270-273)  dating to AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Both legends are blundered. The reverse type is probably PAX AVG showing Pax standing left holding a vertical sceptre.  Date: Roman Diameter: 16.96 mm Thickness: 2.13  mm  Weight: 2.74 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-4A4140
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy barbarous radiate copying a coin of Tetricus II (AD 270-273)  dated to AD 275-285  (Reece Period 14). Copying a PRINC IVVENT reverse type showing  the Prince standing left holding a vertical standard in his left hand. Date: Roman Diameter: 12.95 mm Thickness: 1.84 mm  Weight: 1.58 g Die axis:11
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-498A46
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine (AD 307-361) dated to AD 330 -335 (Reece period 17) GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers with two standards. Probably mint of Arles. Date: Roman Diameter: 15.87 mm Thickness: 1.9 mm  Weight: 2.01 g Die axis: 6
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-492E62
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A two part lead cloth seal. The seal comprises two fused discs an a thin strip joining them. One disc is stamped with the Royal shield bearing the arms of England. All that is visible is the lower left quarter bearing three lions and part of the upper left quarter with a fleur de lys. To the left of the shield is a rose.  At the rear of this disc is an integral rivet. on the end of which are traces of a letter F. The second disc is undecorated and has a central circular aperture through which the integral rivet passes. The connecting strip between the…
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-4919E7
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy  ring-type himble or sewing ring dated c.1400-1500.  The thimble is a ring of copper alloy and narrows towards the upper rim. The exterior has a low, plain rim at the base, above which it is stamped with an right-hand spiral of square pits up to the upper edge of the ring (forming four angled rows of pits). Date: Medieval to Post Medieval  - c. 1400 - 1600 Dimensions: 11.32 mm x 10.8 mm Thickness: 1.48  mm  Weight: 4.04 g A similar thimble is recorded in PAS database record SOM-EFD71A
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-48F9A7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy equal ended plate brooch fragment of the bridge type, missing half of the bow, the foot, catchplate and pin. The bow is decorated with three transverse grooves and one band of four dots, this decoration would probably have been mirror imaged along the rest of the bow. At the base of the plate is a projecting rod that has a small transverse ridge towards the tip. Behind the junction of the rod and the plate is a circular loop where the pin was attached.  Similar to WILT-7EB8D7 on the PAS database Reference: A Visual Catalogue of Richard …
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-48DE31
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy finger ring. The bezel is formed of a series of transverse rectangular mouldings, two on both left and right shoulder, and two surrounding a central plate containing a raised copper alloy square projection. The hoop is narrow and tapers slightly to the back of the ring. The ring is slightly flattened and bent.  Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval c. 1400 - 1600 Dimensions: 21.8 mm x  20.65 mm Thickness: 1.43 mm (band)  Weight: 1.33 g The central projection may be intended to imaitate a gem setting.
Created on: Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 7th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-B7106D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
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A rounded scraper. Made on a tertiary oval flake of opaque, orange-beige flint with areas of dark grey and lighter mottles, the flint has a mid-gloss patina. The dorsal face shows two large broad flake removal scars and scaled and sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch around 75% of the margins along the sides and distal end. The ventral face shows a fairly prominent bulb of percussion with bulbar scar and waves of percussion. Date: Late Neolithic to early Bronze Age - c.2700 - 1600 BC Dimensions: 42.96 mm x 36.3 mm Weight: 17.08 g
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Friday 17th June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-B6FBE9
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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One complete copper alloy one-piece button and 5 button fronts from composite buttons.    Button 1: A lead alloy one-piece button with an integral attachment loop (not drilled). The button is domed at the front and flat at the back and is solid cast. The front is decorated with a central raised pellet and two rows of overlapping scales or petals around the outer edge. The shank of the attachment loop is circular in cross section and the loop has a circular aperture.There is a casting ridge around the loop and across the diameter of the flat back. Dimension…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-B6B022
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A pewter spoon fragment. Part of the bowl and a section of the handle only remain. The handle has a sub-angular cross section and tapers away from the bowl to the break. The remnant of the bowl flares out and appears to be broken along the whole of the outer edge. There is a rib extending along one face from the handle.  Date: Post Medieval - 16th to18th century Dimensions: 68.01 mm x  24.27 mm x  2.56 mm (bowl) 7.19 (stem) Weight: 16.78  g
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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Record ID: DOR-B601C8
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy strap end. A composite sheet metal strap end form of two plates riveted together. Both plates are rectangular, tapering slightly to the shaped terminals. The terminals are narrowed from the main part of the plates , notched on either side, with a trapezoidal end, scalloped along the angled edges.The plates are joined by a rivet at each of the upper corners. The plates are undecorated Date:  Medieval - c 1350 - 1500 Dimensions: 34.35 mm x  15.45 mm x  1.9 mm  Weight: 3.51 g (dirt encrusted weight)
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2022
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