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Record ID: SOM-E0A007
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A painted sherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel of Roman date. It has a hard and brittle, pale dark brown micaceous fabric core with abundent sand temper and occasional grey stoneinclusions. Its surfaces are orangey red while the outer surface has been decorated with yellow-white paint covering the entire surface that has been slightly abraded. The fragment is trapezoidal in shape, and visibly curves in section. The sherd is 42.2mm long, 24.8mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 5.26g. The heavy wheel throwing marks on the inside and the curve, firing and temper argue against this being …
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-E07A70
Object type: BRIQUETAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A fragment of Roman ceramic briquetage. The fragment is irregular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section although it has lost one of its original surfaces. The fragment's surviving surface is white-brown and shows some abrasion the pits of which show dark grey patination. The opposite surface, while damaged shows traces of black sooting. The fragment has a medium fired fabric, with frequent irregularly shaped and poorly sorted grog temper (<4mm) and occasional smaller grey stone inclusions. In colour the fabric is a pink orange at its core. The fragment is 64.4mm long, 49.3…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-DF1845
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Roman cast copper alloy hinged initial T shaped brooch dated to AD 75-150, comprising the head, part of the bow and a fragment of the pin. The head is formed of two wide close-ended cylindrical wings, oval in section and tapering towards the ends. Both ends have shallow incised circular bands around them c. 1mm from the ends although this may have been across the front only. The right wing is more fragmented than the left and contains pale-coloured material that may be remains of solder. There is a central slot on the underside of the head that contains a fragment of th…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-C5BCEA
Object type: MORTARIUM
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A ceramic rim sherd from a wheel-thrown Roman Oxfordshire white-ware mortarium dating to the period c. AD 240-410. It is 3.0mm thick at the rim, widening to 19.3mm at the flange before tapering to 9.9mm. It weighs 87.86g. The estimated exterior rim diameter of the vessel is 260mm The fabric is an oxidised pinkish-orange, is hard, reasonably fine and tempered with fine mica and quartz sand (<0.5mm). The outer surface a has rounded white surface with occasional grey and brown, grit the interior white surface has larger pinkish quartzite grit (<3mm) below the flange. The rim of th…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8C2DD9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of Black Burnished ware, Poole/Wareham industry BB1 fabric from a colander. There is extensive thick burnishing surviving on the outside and inside of the sherd. Its fabric is hard fired, dark grey and contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1mm, and occasional sub-angular white inclusions. The vessel has been fired in a reduced atmosphere giving the fabric an even dark grey colour. There are 7 complete holes in the sherd and at least 3 other incomplete holes around its edges. These holes were pierced prior to firing and appear to be roughly located in two cur…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8C2421
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three undiagnostic roman body sherds, probably from an amphora, dating from the first to the third centuries. The largest sherd is sub-trapezoidal in plan and slightly convex in cross section. The fabric of this sherd has a light pink-orange outer surface and darker pink orange interior flanking a brown grey core. The two smaller sherds have a similar light pink orange outer surface and dark pink orange inner surface but show a darker grey core. The fabric of all three sherd is sand tempered and show regular (c.5%) inclusions of rounded ironstone up to 2.5mm across, inclusions of mic…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8B1376
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ceramic base sherd from a Roman Samian ware vessel. The sherd consists of the broken fragment of a circular base. Only the floor of the vessel survives and no foot ring can be seen. This piece was so fragmentary It was not possible to determine the base's diameter. A small portion of a maker's stamp is visible on the basal interior although it is too small to identify The fabric is fine, very high fired, dark reddish orange in colour and, is fully oxidised. It is hard and exhibits occasional micaceous inclusions. The vessel has been coated in a dark orange/red slip which has been …
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8ADA1A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman ceramic sherd presenting a complete profile of a Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset or South Western variant) bowl or lid, commonly termed 'Dog bowl/Dog dish' dating to AD 100-410. The sherd demonstrates a complete profile from the rim to base although less than one eighth (12.5%) of the vessel remains. The rim is plain with a rounded top, slightly angled on the inner side, the sides slightly convex and meet the flat base at c.65 degrees. It has a hard fired, dark grey fabric which has frequent translucent quartz, <1.5mm. Evidence of burnishing a…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8AC5F7
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A whetstone or hone broken at one end. The surviving portion of the whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan. One long edge of this is straight from which the complete end runs tangentially. The remaining long edge is slightly convex. The end has rounded corners. In section the object has rounded edges. The object thickens slightly towards the complete end. The stone is a fine grained, slightly micaceous, and possibly metamorphic rock, with diagonal veins of quartz running through and across the length of the object. It is predominantly dark grey to brown grey in colour. The hone is brok…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-8A3699
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman cast copper alloy Developed T-shape brooch dated AD75-150, comprising the head, part of the bow and a fragment of the pin. The head is formed of wide cylindrical wings, circular in section and tapering towards the ends, with incised circular bands around the width of the wings c1mm from the ends. There is a slot on the underside of the head that contains a fragment of the hinged pin; this forms a loop around and now fused to the copper alloy bar which runs through the wings and across the slot. One of the wing ends contains pale-coloured material that may be remain…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wedmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-89D248
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper alloy medieval seal matrix dating to the c. 14th century AD. The matrix is circular and plan and has an integral D-shaped suspension loop on the reverse, the outer part of which is lost to an old irregular break. The face of the matrix is engraved with a semi-heraldic design consisting of a lion rampant within a circular border. Around this is an inscription in Latin reading + IESVS EST AMOR MEVS ('Jesus is my love'). The diameter of the matrix varies from 21.5mm to 22.5mm, the thickness is 2.6mm excluding the remains of the suspension loop; it weighs 5.…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wedmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-884433
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy medieval seal matrix. It is pointed oval ('vesica') shaped and the reverse is undecorated, with the remains of probably a small suspension loop extending away from the plane of the matrix and centred c6mm from the top end. The outer face is inscribed with IE SV SEL BONE LEL ('I am a seal of good faith'). In the centre there is a slightly stylised image of a stag's head, forward facing, with many-pronged antlers; between the antlers is a potent cross (i.e. with cross bar at the end of each arm). The matrix measures 26.1mm long and 15.6mm wide, and is 3.0mm thick excludin…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ottery St. Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-870AEA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy pedestal type seal matrix with a circular face. The matrix has a central design of a fleur-de-lis, encircled by an incised line border. The outer edge of the matrix appears slightly raised in places but not consistently around the circumference. Around the border is an inscription, a small cross followed by S' RICART . DVBOIS ('Seal of Richard of the Wood'). The central pedestal-type handle rises from the face in six facets, narrowing as it rises to a waist from which it expands out slightly to a collar. The collar is c5mm high, comprising of three ridges, t…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke St. Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4C9803
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy early Nuremburg jetton of Western type dating to AD 1480 to 1500. Dauphine type (a) 5 with field of fluer de lis / cross with lis alternate with dolphins in the quarters. Mitchiner (1988, 348) no. 1045.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4C7CEB
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An abraded Medieval cast copper alloy seal matrix dating to CE 1200-1350. The seal matrix is flat and pointed oval (vesica shaped) in shape. The central design appears to be a circular or oval domed shape. This interior of this feature is abraded making its depiction unclear. There appears to be 3 vertical lines running across a portion of this dome. There might also be two lines running tangentially from the edge of the dome towards the edge of the matrix's inscription. Probably a scallop shell with curved edge downwards, a popular Medieval motif but uncommon on seal matrices. Other p…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Modbury CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4BF4FB
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy English Sterling head jetton dating to AD 1290 to 1350. Probably a sterling bust / long cross with pellets in each quarter. Unclear Mernick type.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stokenham CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4B4343
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Roman copper alloy nummi of unclear emperor dating to AD 318-402. Unclear reverse type. Unclear mint.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4B3B42
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early post medieval copper alloy bridle boss. The object is circular and made of up of a flat outer border surrounding a projecting domed boss in its centre, both of which are decorated. The central dome has a hollow back. Its rounded top has a four petalled rose decoration cast in relief which appears to be surrounded by further knotwork or floral designs in relief, although these are now too abraded to describe more clearly. The flat outer border of the bridal bit projects c.10mm from the dome. Most of its area contains moulded decoration but due to corrosion the pattern is no longe…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbridge CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4B108B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by William Tom probably at Plymouth in Devon, Not in Williamson, dating to AD 1664. Not in Williamson or Dickenson although others of this issuer are.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4AC892
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval copper alloy farthing of James I dating to AD 1613 to 1614. Harrington type 2, initial mark unclear. Minted at London. North (1991:149) no.2132.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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