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Record ID: SOM-215EBC
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy dress fastener, probably dating to c. 1550-1700. The loop or eye section of a two-part clasp. The object consists of an oval plate with a rectangular attachement loop at one end (now lost). A pointed attachment lug projects from the opposite end of the plate, with two further projecting from the sides of the plate. The plate is decorated with a stamped plume motif, within a border of punched annulets. Dimensions: length 26.1mm; width 27.4mm; thickness 1.2mm; weight 2.60g. Read (2008) illustrates a range of similar blunt hooked clasps, with this example …
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-2115CE
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-medieval copper alloy Nuremberg jetton issued by Hans Krauwinckel II (AD 1586-1635). Rose / Orb, GOTES REICH BLIBT EWICK, type, depicting a rose surrounded by three fleur-de-lis alternating with three crowns on the obverse and the imperial orb within a three arched tressure on the reverse. Mitchiner (1988) no. 1540-1552.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-20FDE5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1700. The strap fitting consists of a sub-rectangular plate of copper alloy, with an indented attachment end creating two lobes on this edge. The plate tapers slightly down its length to the other end, from which projects a rearward facing hook. This is deliniated by a slightly flanged transverse collar, with an incised groove dividing the collar from the plate. The fitting is undecorated, and has two rivet holes on the longitudinal median line, the upper retaining an iron rivet. Dimensions: Length 36.1mm; widt…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-20BAFC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Magnentius or Decentius, dating to AD 350-353 (Reece period 18). FELICITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type, depicting the emperor standing left holding a standard and victory. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-20601E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to AD 1251-1256. Voided long cross, probably class 5b2-c. Uncertain mint and moneyer. North (1980: 182) no. 992-993. The coin has been folded subsequently to being cut.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1F9EB9
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman enamelled copper alloy finger ring, probbly dating to c. AD 43-300. The finger ring is incomplete, missing the lower half of the hoop. The hoop is plano-convex in cross section, and measures 2.0mm thick and 2.3mm wide at the break. The hoop expands into the shoulders, and into an integral circular bezel. The bexel is decorated with a slightly off-set cross motif, with this left in relief against a recessed cell in each quarter. These were probably originally inlaid with enamel, although this is now lost, leaving traces of an off-white cement. The bezel is 12.0mm in …
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-1EFF1B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete, abraded Medieval lead seal matrix, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1350. The seal matrix is incomplete, now sub-circular in plan, but was probably originally vessica, or pointed-oval shaped, with its two points lost. The front is engraved with a central 8-pointed star which fills a plain vessica-shaped field. The surrounding inscription is now worn but probably reads: [(S')]IOhIS - [(FI)L](E) A(M)IC. A thin saltire has been incised into the reverse, along with 6 pecked pellets. Dimensions: length 20.2mm; width 17.6mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 5.40g 'IOhIS' is likely an ab…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-09817D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An Early Medieval silver penny of Cnut (AD 1016-1035), dating to AD 1030-1036. Short cross type, uncertain mint and moneyer. North (1980: 129), no. 790.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-093892
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy trader's token farthing, dating to AD 1662. Issued by the City of Bristol. Williamson (1967) Gloucestershire 18.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-08FF85
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval silver half-groat of Charles I (AD 1625-1649), dating to AD 1625. Group A, lis initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 161), no.2248.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-08C5CB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver farthing of Edward II (AD 1307-1327), dating to AD 1310-1314. Withers type 30, North class 10-11. London Mint. North (1991: 38) no. 1070/1
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-0854A3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Magnentius or Decentius, dating to AD 350-353. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S) reverse type, depicting two victories holding up an inscribed wreath. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-081ADD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Helena (AD 325-330), dating to AD 337-341 (Reece period 17). PAX PUBLICA reverse type, depicting PAx standing left with a transverse sceptre and branch. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-07871A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXCERCIT reverse type, depicting a standard with captives sat either side. Trier mint. RIC VII, 187, no. 258.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-070E65
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver halfpenny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377), dating to AD 1335-1343. Second (star-marked) coinage, London mint. Withers Type 5(ii). North (1991: 46) no. 1102/1.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F8AFB5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. 1500-1650. The mount consists of of an abraded sub-rectangular plate with a narrowed waist towards its base; the plate would probably originally been trilobed on its top edge. The front of the plate is decorated with a deeply engraved foliate motif, or 'vine-scroll' decoration, the reverse is plain. From the reverse project a pair of integral rectangular-sectioned prongs which have been bent at around 90 degrees to meet in the middle, forming a sub-rectangular loop. Dimensions: Length 26.2mm; width 12.0mm; thickness 13.…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F81E2B
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A small medieval copper alloy rotary key, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The key has a sub-circular shank with a hollow end, from which projects a relatively simple rectangular bit, with a rectangualr indentation of its outside edge. The shoulders are expanded into a collar, behind which the key is cast into a lozengiform bow, with a knop at each angle. Dimensions: length 29.4mm; width 12.4mm; thickness 5.2mm; weight 2.74g. Egan (1998: 111, nos. 294-298) publishes a number of small simple rotary keys with hollow shanks and circular bows excavated from contexts ranging from the 1…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F798EF
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy bar mount or strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The mount consists of a central perforated lobe from either side of which which projects an expanding arm; both are perforated at the temrinal, but only one retains a separate copper alloy rivet. The arms are angled downwards and the mount has a sub-rectangular cross section, with bevelled upper edges. Dimentions: length 15.7mm; width 6.3mm; thickness (excluding rivet) 1.8mm; weight 0.59g. Compare similar mounts published by Egan & Pritchard (2002: 212, fig. 133), excavated in medieval cont…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F70326
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy bar mount or strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The mount consists of a central hemispherical boss with an incised lattice pattern on its front and a saltire on the reverse,. A pair of arms, with plano-convex cross sections, project from opposing sides of the boss, each terminating in a perforated circular lobe; one retains a separate copper alloy rivet. Dimentions: length 33.1mm; width 9.9mm; thickness (excluding rivet) 3.9mm; weight 2.83g. Compare similar mounts published by Egan & Pritchard (2002: 212, fig. 133), excavated in medieval…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F6C45E
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The mount comprises of a rectangular strip of copper alloy, folded by approximately 45 degrees along one of its long edges, with this respected by the incised decoration. The mount features a roughtly central crudely cut rectangualr perforation, flanked on either end by a circular drilled rivet hole; neither rivet survives. A pair of incised lines along either edge of the broader facet of the fitting define a central rectangular field containing four sets of obliquely angled lines, in groups of 3 and 4. Simil…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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