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Record ID: SOM-A74517
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post medieval copper alloy lozenge shaped mount or stud with integral rivet spike. The mount is an almost flat plate, very slightly D-shaped in cross-section with the obvserse slightly convex, and lozenge-shaped in plan, with bevelled edges. The front of the plate is so worn that any decoration that may have been present is now no longer visible due to mud and corrosion There is an integral rivet present on the mount located centrally on the reverse; this is bent over in line with the longer axis in the direction of an end point and ends in a blunt point. Towards this point, c3mm awa…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A6A984
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete post medieval copper alloy mount, probably depicting an acorn, dating to the period c.AD 1600-1700. The mount is pointed oval in shape, slightly wider towards one end than centrally, and D shaped in cross section. The obverse is mostly flat but slightly convex in the area between the lugs. Faint traces of a cross-hatched design can be seen on the lower/wider half of the obverse to indicate the husk or cup of the acorn. The reverse is flat and undecorated, with the remains of two attachment lugs situated on the longitudinal axis, the one in the narrower end being slightly …
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A61FE0
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A fragment of a Post-Medieval clay tobacco pipe dating to AC 1650-1690. The pipe consists of the heel and part of the stem, all the rest is missing to an old break above the heel. The flat oval heel projects only very slightly from the base of the bowl and is wider and longer than the base. It is stamped with the maker's mark, which consists in capital letters [I]OHN / POVND within small decorative motif below. The stem survives for 21.3 mm in length. It is oval in shape and measures 9.2 mm in diameter. The clay pipe measures 42.6 mm in length, 11.7 mm in width at the bowl and weighs…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A579DB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Part of a post-medieval copper-alloy, probably sub-rectangular shoe buckle dating to the period c.AD 1660-1720. Two adjoining sides of the frame remain, consisting of one complete end and circa three-quarters of a longer side. The side has a drilled hole through its centre to hold a separate spindle; this is now full of brown corrosion products. This spindle, along with the pin, stud chape and tongue are all lost. The buckle is curved along its length, suggesting a shoe buckle rather than one used for breeches (though the size is consistent with either usage). There has been damage to…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A4AF5D
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Fragment of a 17th or 18th century copper alloy button. It is part of a cast, die stamped, composite biconvex copper alloy and iron button, probably originally with an integral drilled shank. It consists of the convex, hollow top half only. The component is incomplete, missing c60% of its circumference to a distance of up to c4mm from the edge. It is decorated with a central circle and dot and a clock-wise six-bladed impeller, only partally hatched, within a curvilinear border, and with a lateral rim. Its width varies from 10.8mm ito 8.9mm, it stands 4.6mm high and is up to 1.6mm in th…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A27E81
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post Medieval lead alloy button dating to the period c.AD 1600-1700. The button is discoidal or slightly hexagonal, with an integrally cast shank projecting from the reverse but now broken c2mm from its base. The front is slightly convex and the back probably originally flat, though the button has been bent at some point such that the back is partially slightly concave. The front of the button has a raised border c1mm in width created by an incised line running around the circumference of the button. This incision displays brown corrosion products rather than the mid-grey of most of…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A22F7E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A complete Post-Medieval cast copper alloy double loop shoe buckle dating to c. AD 1690 to 1720. The buckle consists of a frame with a separate spindle, a pin and a chape. The frame is sub-rectangular in shape with rounded corner on the inner side. It is convex on the front and concave on the back. The top and bottom edges widen and thicken in the centre, with a raised central section that tapers in width towards the ends. Through the thickened area is a transverse drilled hole where a spindle still survives. The outer sides of the loops are also thickened in the centre with a convex…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7E0936
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post-Medieval silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to 1591-1594. Third issue, tun initial mark. Minted in London. North (1991:136) no. 2014.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wanstrow CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7DE8C9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272) dating to AD 1248-1250. Voided long cross, class 3b, minted in Newcastle. North (1994:226) no. 987.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7DB065
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272) dating to AD 1248-1250. Voided long cross, class 3c, minted by Nicole in London. North (1994:226) no. 988.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wanstrow CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7D5E75
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval clay tobacco pipe dating to AC 1690-1730. The pipe consists of part of the bowl and the stem. The bowl is swollen and convex curved, 120 degrees angled to the stem. It measures 34 mm in length. Most of the mouth is now missing to an irregularly worn break. The flat oval heel projects only very slightly from the base of the bowl and is wider and longer than the base. It is stamped with the maker's mark, which consists in capital letters AH/ TAV/TON within a double-lined border. The stem survives for 22.9 mm in length. It is sub-oval in shape with a rim along…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-69418A
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Fragment of a Post Medieval copper-alloy spout from a tap. The spout has a curved octagonal shape which measures 18.8 mm in diameter. It is attached to an integral, slightly thinner, straight cylindrical terminal that measures 14.4 mm in diameter. A prominent octagonal stop-ridge separates the two around the upper half of the diameter. The ridge starts with a less prominent part on the side of the curved spout before stepping up to a wider ridge of 5.5 mm in thickness. The fragment is 59.7 mm long, 21.7 mm wide and weighs 57.18 grams. The spout is part of a barrel or cistern tap with…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-68F1A6
Object type: GRENADE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Somerset
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40 Lead alloy (or highly leaded copper alloy) fragments of at least 5 no. 36 style Mills Grenades three at least of which date to 1940 and are probably related to WWII activity although a later use cannot be ruled out. The collection is made up of 5 filler caps which are circular in shape with the outer edge having the screw thread and one side having a type of metal disk with a screw-threaded hole in the middle to attach it to a rifle. They also have writing referring to the type of grenade it is, although all the pieces are different in this regard, it was not uncommon for mills gren…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-68CAA6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post-Medieval copper alloy trade token farthing issued by the Portreiff for the borough of Chard, Somerset, and dating to AD 1669. Williamson (1891), Somerset no. 82. The token has been pierced and one side is now folded. Pierced with a circular hole form the obverse, near the edge at 6 o'clock on the obverse and 3 o'clock on the reverse.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-679629
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval silver penny of Edward III, dating to AD 1356 to 1369. Fourth coinage, from pre-treaty serie F to treaty period. Minted in Durham. The coin has been partially rolled and folded.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-673FEE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Medieval silver penny of an uncertain ruler, possibily Henry V to VII, dating to AD 1413 to 1509. Possibly a local die, mint unclear. The coin has been clipped to the inner circle.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6708E0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272) dating to AD 1250-1256. Voided long cross class 5b or 5c, minted by Ricard in London or Durham. North (1994: 227) nos. 992/1-993.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-66F06B
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval clay tobacco pipe with the heel and a small portion of the bowl and stem remaining. The bowl is curved away from the heel and the stem but breaks almost immediatey so the full form is unclear. The heel is incised with the makers mark WH. There is 17.1mm of stem remaining and the walls of which are 4.3mm thick with a diameter of 9.56mm with a 2.9mm hole in the centre. The entire piece is 32.9mm long, 21.9mm wide and weighs (with soil inside stem) 4.86gms. Similar to SOM-669B19. The WH refers to the maker William Hunt of Taunton dating the item to c. AD 1700 (Leach. 1984).
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-669B19
Object type: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval clay tobacco pipe bowl with no stem remaining. The bowl is swollen and convex curved from the heel to about two thirds up the bowl where it becomes straight where it meets the lip. The side of the bowl that meets the stem is slightly convex and goes straight near the lip of the bowl which is broken on this side. The heel has the indented letters W.H. There is 2mm of stem remaining and the walls of which are 3.9mm thick with a diameter of 10mm with a 2.8mm hole in the centre. The entire piece is 41.2mm long, 20.8mm wide and weighs (with soil inside) 10.86gms. The WH re…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-6594D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval silver shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553), probably dating to c. AD 1549-1951. Unclear initial mark, probably Y or TC. Unclear mint, probably London or Bristol. The coin is heavily damaged and about a third is missing.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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