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Record ID: SOM-46E5B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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Roman copper alloy radiate of uncertain emperor, dating to the period AD 260-275 (Reece period 13). PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse type, depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. The edges are badly chipped.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0B5483
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy cruciform, enamelled early plate brooch, probably dating to c. AD 44-100. The brooch comprises of a symmetrical plate with four concave sides, in the form of a bow-armed cross, with a circular lug expanding from the centre of each side, each with a central, circular recessed field. A similar, albiet smaller, lug forms the terminal of one arm, the other terminals lost to worn breaks. A raised border around the perimeter of the plate defines a recessed cell of the same shape, containing a central circular border. This in turn defines a central recessed circular cell …
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F49831
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A roman copper alloy strip bracelet, probabaly dating to c. AD 250-410. The bracelet consists of a sub-rectangular strip of copper alloy, rectangular in cross section and terminating in a worn break at one end. The bracelet has a rectangular facet at its terminal, flanked by transverse collars and with the latter being double stranded on the terminal end. The space preceding the terminal is decorated with a central, logitudinal corded band, with a slight ridge running along either edge of the bracelet. The interior is plain. Dimensions: Length 36.7mm; width 10.6mm; thickness 3.7mm; we…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B9376E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286 - 293 (Reece Period 14). IOVI [...] reverse type depicting male figure advancing left. Mint unclear.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B90771
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
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An incomplete copper-alloy object, possibly a folding knife handle or a miniature vessel leg, of Roman date. The lower half of the object has the form of a human foot and lower leg. However, at the knee the leg arches forwards, reaching a millimetre or two beyond the forward tip of the foot. At what appears to be the apex of the arch, the piece terminates in a worn break. The lower leg is fairly naturalistic in shape with an oval cross-section. The foot is sub-rectangular in plan, with rounded toe and heel, flat on the base and convex on top. The arched upper part of the leg is triangu…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B8ED51
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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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, one of which is broken near the bow, which are now 39.2mm wide, and contain a copper alloy circular-sectioned axis bar for the hinge. The tip of the bar is visible on the end of the broken wing. The complete wing is decorated with two groups of raised transverse lines each with plain lines flanking a third raised line cut by closely spaced lines giving the effect of a row of rhomboids in a rope-like effect.One set …
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B8C2B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch with inset enamel decoration, dating to AD 50-160. Most of the wings and bow survive, while the pin, foot and catchplate are missing. The wings are cylindrical, 4.3mm in diameter and survive to a width of 23.5mm, terminating in worn breaks at both ends. The wings are divided by a v-shaped slot behind the head where the pin once attached to the axial bar. A fragment of the copper alloy axial bar is visible protruding from the cylinder of the right wing. The bow, is 27.8mm long from the head to the break at the bottom. There ar…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B7D982
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A incomplete Roman copper alloy strip bow brooch dating to AD 40-70.The axial bar, pin and the extremities of the wings are missing. The brooch consists of a thin sheet which tapers to a point at the foot as it curves backwards to form the catchplate. At the top it widens to form the incomplete wings. These are fairly flat but were originally rolled backwards around the axial bar. The beginning of this curl is evident at the very top, but the rest has been lost to an old break. The wings are divided by a short v-shaped slot at the top where the pin would have attached. There is also th…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A593C7
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy spoon bowl dating to AD 100-300. A very short stub of the integral handle survives; the rest is lost to an old break. The bowl is an elongated pear shape, tapering towards the handle. The handle has a sub-square cross-section and a rounded terminal, where it joins the bowl. The bowl is broadly concave, but has suffered some post-depositional deformation. The right side (when viewing the concave face) is damaged and has lost some of it's original edge. The bowl is 41.3mm long (the handle stub adds another 3.5mm to this), 22.8mm wide, 6.2mm deep and 1.4mm thick. The…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-90CF43
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian, dating to c. AD 364-378 (Reece period 21). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting the emperor advancing right, holding standard and dragging captive from left. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9027B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Roman copper-alloy nummus of Gratian dating to AD 367-375 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type depicting the Emperor standing looking left with standard in his right arm andresting his left hand on a shield. Minted at Arles.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8FCBFF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman copper alloy radiate, probably barbarous, of unclear Emperor dating to AD 275 to 285. Unclear reverse type and mint.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-385E3A
Object type: SEAL BOX
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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Roman copper-alloy enamelled seal box complete with lid and base, now separate, dating to the second to third century AD. The lid is complete and formed of a flat plate, teardrop (piriform, leaf shaped) in shape with a rounded end towards the hinge narrowing down to a point at the terminal. The hinge element is an integral oval lug with a small circular piercing through it, surrounded by iron corrosion. The lug is placed transversely to the main plate, extending from the centre of the rounded end and level with the front but projecting at the back. The front of the lid is decorated w…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0FB2B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy (possibly barbarous) radiate of unclear emperor probably dating to AD 260-275 (Reece period 13). Unclear reverse type and mint. About 15-20 per cent of the coin is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0FA513
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy sestertius of unclear second century emperor or possibly empress. Reverse type depicting a seated figure, facing left holding her right arm out. Minted in Rome.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0EC6E8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy radiate of Gallienus' sole reign (AD 235-268), dating to AD 260-268 (Reece period 13). COHH PRAET VI(I) P VI(I) F reverse type depicting a lion walking right. Minted at Milan. Cunetio 1434 or 1479.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-FE9CD3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy barbarous radiate of unclear emperor, dating to AD 2275 to 285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type depicting a standing female figure. Approximately 30 percent of the coin is missing to an old break.
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-FE90D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of unclear emperor, dating to AD 300-402. Reverse type and mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-FE845B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to AD 364-378 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depictng Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. Mint unclear.
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: SOM-FE6A63
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 343-348 (reece period 17). VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN reverse type depicting two Victories standing facing one another, each with a small wreath. Unclear mint.
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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