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Record ID: SOM-06B194
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Middle Bronze Age cast copper alloy palstave (axehead) with one side loop dating to BC 1300 to 1150. The palstave has an old, irregular break at the butt. The septum is gradually thickens from 3.0 mm at the butt to 7.4 mm before the stop. The septum is 54.2 mm in length and 24.4 mm in width. The flanges gradually widen from the butt to the stop to a maximum of 31.4 mm on one side and 29.6 mm on the other side, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre and is thicker than the flanges at the centre at 31.3 mm. An integral loop survives on…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-054B08
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval copper alloy trade token farthing issued by Elias Martin of Ruishton (Reston) in Somerset, dated 1671 on token, Williamson vol.I, p.168, Lincolnshire 208 Recently reattributed to Somerset based on the findspots of examples recorded by PAS and historical records of the issuer (Minnitt forthcoming).
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-E01852
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman Republican silver denarius, issued by Q. Curtius and M. Junius Silanus, 116 - 115 BC (Reece Period 1). Reverse design of Jupiter in quadriga going right. Mint of Rome. RRC 285/2
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selwood CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-621616
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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A flint scraper and retouched incomplete flint flake of probable later Prehistoric date. 1. A large, sub-rectangular tertiary flake of beige-brown flint mottled with areas of sandy, cortex-like inclusions. The dorsal face exhibits a number of irregularly sized removals, all probably from the same platform as the overall removal, some abrasion along the dorsal end of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation.The bulb of percussion is relatively diffuse, allthough this is likely down to the nature of the raw material, and is unscarred. The left and distal edges…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-61B2CC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval or Post Medieval lead cloth seal, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1714. Disc 1 of a 2- or 4-part seal. The surviving fragment comprises of a flat disc of lead with an integral rivet projecting from the reverse. The front of the disc is stamped with a crowned F flanked by fleur-de-lis, all in low relief. Dimensions: diameter 17.3mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 2.48g. With so little of the design surviving any specific identification must be slightly tentative, however very similar seals for faulty cloths are published by Egan (1987: nos. 110-111), suggested to date to…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-611D44
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, probably dating to c. AD 353-361 (Reece period 18). Imitating the FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-60D1F9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver farthing of Edward II (AD 1277-1327), dating to AD 1310-1314. North class 10-11, Withers type 30. London mint. North (1991: 38) no. 1070/1-2.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-609E06
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A worn medieval Silver penny of Henry V (AD 1413-1422). Probably class F or G. York mint. North (1991: 71) no. 1403-1404.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5E7638
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine, probably dating to c. AD 353-361. Imitating the FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type, depicting a soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5E30B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy Sestertius of uncertain ruler, probably of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, probaby dating to c. 27 BC - AD 68. Uncertain reverse type, Rome mint.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5DF579
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy dupondius of uncertain ruler, probably of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty, probaby dating to c. AD 97-168. Uncertain reverse type, Rome mint.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5D87D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy nummus of the house of Constantine, dating to AD 318-324 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT reverse type, depicting two captives flanking a central standard or trophy. Probably Trier mint.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5D3D76
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271-274, Reece period 13). Uncertain reverse type, depicting a female figurine standing left. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5D1A89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy radiate of Gallienus (AD 253-268), probably dating to AD 260-268 (Reece Period 13) Uncertain reverse type and mint.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4CB80C
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval lead alloy button, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1800. The button is discoidal, and plano-convex in cross section. An integral, undrilled shank projecting from the reverse, now flattened against the reverse of the button. The face of the button is decorated in low relief with an unclear cruciform or foliate motif. Dimensions: diameter 17.2mm; thickness 6.1mm; weight 4.21g. cf. similar buttons published by Read (2005: 56-60, nos. 207-231).
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4C7BD5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I, dating to AD 316-317 (Reece Period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type, depicting Sol standing facing with whip and globe. Mint of Arles or London.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4C1403
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317-337), dating to AD 335-337 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type, depicting two soldiers with one standard. Lugdunum mint. LRBC I, no. 229.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4B6E0D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy nummus probably of Divus Constantinus, dating to AD 337-341 (Reece Period 17). AETERNA PIETAS reverse type, depicting emperor standing left holding spear and globe. Mint of Arles. LRBC I, p. 11, no. 422.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4A4DA2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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Sevon incomplete flakes prehistoric flint debitage. The flakes represent a number of flint sources, and are a mix of tertiary and secondary flakes, although where it survives the area still covered by cortex is invariably small. The proximal end survives on three flakes, these all have relatively diffuse bulbs of percussion, only one exhibiting a bulbar scar and with one exhibtiign a slight 'lip' at the platform, suggesting the use of a soft hammer. One flake exhibits platform preparation, and clear evidence of multiple striking platforms. The flakes exhibit a mixture of sub-parallel a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-49E7FB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy nummus of Constans, dating to AD 335-341 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type, depicting two soldiers with one standard. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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