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Record ID: SOM-6B8E22
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy hooked tag of probable tenth to eleventh century date. The hooked tag measures 24.9mm by 11.6mm by 1.4mm and weighs 1.1g. It comprises and oval plate with two projecting rounded sewing holes at one end and a sharp curving hook at the other. The hook has a slight 'collar' adjacent to the plate. It is undecorated.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Mackrell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-419EA5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cross on Steps type sceatta dating from c. 695-705. Series F, type 24b.
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DFE383
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable incomplete cast copper alloy shoe-shaped rivet mount of early-medieval date. In its current state the mount measures 18.1mm by 13.2mm by 2.2mm and weighs 3g. Just over half survives, including the projecting pierced lug on the reverse. The flat plate is lozenge-shaped, but the part which has broken off would have had a rounded end. The perforated lug would have allowed the rivet to be attached to a leather strap for decorative purposes. A similar mount has been discovered at Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight and is recorded under the database reference IOW-CC89C4. Excavated exa…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0B1693
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The terminal and a short length of the arm of a cast copper alloy penannular brooch of early-medieval date. Less than half of the brooch survives and the pin is missing. The surviving fragment measures 17.1mm in length and weighs 4.6g. The polyhedral terminal measures 10.3mm by 9.1mm by 6.7mm. It has thirteen sides: five lozenges interpersed with smaller triangles. There is no trace of any decoration. The arm's cross-section is oval. The polyhedral terminal fits into Fowler's Type G; however, this example does not have a ribbed hoop. The dating of this type of brooch is problematic, b…
Created on: Friday 20th July 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishops Hull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1102B7
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap-end of early-medieval date. The Thomas Class B strap-end measures 54.2mm by 8.6mm (a width to length ratio of 1:6.3) by 4mm and weighs 6.7g. It has a split proximal end, a gently tapering shaft and a zoomorphic terminal. The split end is flatter and wider. The strap-end is very worn and the decoration cannot be easily discerned.
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2008
Last updated: Sunday 23rd March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddliehinton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4AE194
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap-end of early-medieval date. The Thomas type B strap-end measures 45.8mm by 9.4mm by 4.5mm (a width to length ratio of 1:4.9) and weighs 5.7g. It has a split proximal end, a gently tapering shaft and a zoomorphic terminal. The split end is flatter and wider, and contains two attachment holes, although on one side the holes have worn through. The strap-end's surface is very worn and the decoration cannot be easily discerned.
Created on: Friday 27th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 20th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Curry Rivel', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D14C68
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount of probable eleventh century date. The mount measures 46.7mm by 26.2mm by 9mm and weighs 20.3g. It is of Williams' Class A, type 8. It is broadly triangular, with three perforations towards the apex. The larger central hole would have been used as an attachment loop. On the rear at the base there is a right-angled flange, above which there are two further perforations. One of these contains iron corrosion which is all remains of a rivet. On each side flanking the flange there is a small downwards projecting knop. A number of similar examples fea…
Created on: Friday 28th March 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9485D4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy and silver strap-end of early-medieval date. The zoomorphic strap-end measures 39.6mm by 9.5mm by 4.5mm and weighs 8.7g. The narrow end of the slightly tapering strap-end is zoomorphic, moulded to represent a beast's head with backwards pointing ears, seen from above. On the front there is a tapering rectangular silver niello appliqué featuring a vine scroll. The split (wider) end has broken off adjacent to a silver rivet. This strap-end fits most closely into Thomas' Class B and probably dates from the 9th century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Mackrell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-29D365
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Early-Medieval to Medieval single sharp-hooked clasp. What remains is sub-triangular in shape, with a thin integral hook extending outwards slightly and then under from the point at the base. The hook is now slightly bent out of shape. The front face of the clasp is decorated with a band running along the outside edge and within this a geometric pattern that is now partially obscured by errosion and damage. Read (2007. p.7) has categorised such clasps as 'Class A', within which are a number of further sub-types. However, it is difficult to narrow this p…
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Mackrell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EE3642
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy fitting, probably from an Early-Medieval harness or bit link, or cheek piece. The link consists of an oval loop with a bar attached to one side. The loop is rounded above and flattened below. The bar is ‘D’ shaped in cross section, bulging outwards slightly to form a boss at the end furthest from the loop. Beyond this is a break where the link would have attached to another similar section. Williams (2008, 4) points out that Early-Medieval harness links characteristically have three small knops on the outer edge of both loops. The lack of any such decor…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EE2B03
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early Medieval strap-end (Thomas class A). Long and thin in shape with a sub-hexagonal cross-section. The body widens slightly below the top, before going in again towards the bottom. There is a break at the attachment end, where the object would have been split to hold a strap. The front is decorated with a raised pattern. However, this is too obscured by compacted dirt for the design to be determined. The visible metal has a dark green patina. It is difficult to classify this strap-end further because the decoration cannot be seen. Thomas dates cla…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DE0541
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver Sceat. Melcalf series H, Type 48, most similar to his no.289. Reverse type B. Secondary sceat AD c.720-740 North vol.1, p.64, no.102 Diameter: 11.61mm, Thickness: 1.46mm Weight: 1.03g
Created on: Friday 3rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-827B57
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-medieval open-work copper-alloy cast incomplete mount. The mount bears a number of similarities to the Winchester style, foliate decorated strap ends. The mount is triangular in form and tapers to a rounded point at the base. There is a vestigial plate at the top which is decorated with six incised notches, below the mount thickens. The mount is decorated with stylised inhabited plant-scroll. On reverse at the tip is a large attachment spike, at the bottom of the mount is an incomplete attachment spike. The reverse is undecorated. Length: 33.05mm, Width 18.9mm, Thickness 11.9…
Created on: Friday 15th April 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 18th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Cheddar', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-221D45
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval silver penny of Athelstan I of East Anglia (c.825-c.845), Portrait type, short cross pattee with a wedge in each angle reverse (new variant), minted by Monn, probably at Ipswich, c.827-830 AD, North (1994:103) 436var. The coin is damaged with c.15-20% of the outer circle missing due to an old break to one side. The reverse type on this coin is similar to those on the non portrait types north 441 and 445 (BMC 6).
Created on: Friday 8th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-159303
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval Ummayyad fals of uncertain ruler and mint, c. AD730. Robert Bracey comments: There is no date or mint, however very similar examples in our trays from AH120 (AD 730). It is likely this is a modern import and loss but it has been recorded in case it is is an original loss of the period.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B972A4
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy strap end of Thomas Class A Type 2 with extensive incised and stamped decoration. The strap end is incomplete, missing its attachment end and damaged around the edges and at the terminal. The remaining piece is a flat strip, tapering in width towards the now rounded terminal end and broken at an angle at the attachment end. The front is decorated with at least four incised downward pointing chevrons at the terminal with an upward pointing chevron fitted within the point of the upper one. Above this is three columns of small stamped ovals arranged in angled …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 25th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-635A01
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval silver sceat, Series E (primary Type G1, porcupine and standard), c.700-710 AD, North: 45. The coin is broken with c.15% of the flan missing along one edge.
Created on: Sunday 18th March 2012
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chewton Mendip', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9ABAE0
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval cast copper alloy strap end of Thomas Class E, Type 4 with interlaced Borre style decoration. The flat strap end is tongue shaped with a straight upper edge and straight sides which curve in at the end to form the rounded lower edge with a projecting rounded knop in the centre. The back is plain. There is slight damage to one side were a rounded chip (c.5%) has been lost to old damage. The strap end thickens slightly towards the upper edge and originally split at the top into a front and back part with a gap between for the strap. Only the front part survives leaving a …
Created on: Monday 2nd April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 11th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mudford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EA39C5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Early-Medieval openwork stirrup-strap mount. The mount is roughly lozenge shaped with a flat bottom and a circular loop at the apex. This loop appears to have been pierced, but is now filled with dirt and erosion. The main body of the mount has four lozenge shaped holes, arranged to create a diagonal cross in the centre. Williams (1997, pp.69-75) has categorised such mounts as class A, type 12. Similar examples may be seen in his work 'Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts', particularly numbers 312 -333 (ibid.pp.71-75). These typically have a series of raised bosses in th…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 2nd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B76393
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Early-Medieval one-piece hooked tag. The tag is sub-circular in form; slightly flattened at the top and tapering slightly at the bottom above the hook. The hook itself is now missing, all that remains is a tiny protrusion at the base of the tag. The tag has two holes adjacent to one another at the other end to the hook, but appears to be otherwise undecorated. However, the surface is highly pitted with erosion meaning that any decoration could have been lost. Read (2008, p.5) suggests that such tags are likely to have been in use from the 9th to early 11th centuries (or ev…
Created on: Thursday 26th March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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