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Record ID: SOM-0EFA87
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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 lower part of the bow, foot and most of the pin of the brooch are missing to worn breaks. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings, 30.4mm wide, containing an axis bar for the hinge. Both are complete and nearly closed at the end but one is split exposing some iron corrosion suggesting the hinge is iron. The wings are each decorated with several transverse incised lines, evenly spaced between the head and the end. There is a large transverse slot thro…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 13th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheddon Fitzpaine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B134F0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Licinius I dating to the period AD AD 308-318 (Reece period 15). GENIO POP ROM reverse type depicting Genius standing left. Mint uncertain. Part of the flan is missing following circumferential losses at two points.
Created on: Friday 14th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-074143
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy coin, either a radiate or a nummus, dating to the period AD 260 to 402. Reverse type uncertain. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B24767
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding branch in raised right hand and and vertical sceptre in left. Unattributed Mint. The obverse has been struck slightly off the flan. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.
Created on: Friday 14th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9313C5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy horse harness pendant with enamelled heraldic decoration. The pendant is in the shape of a square topped shield with a straight upper edge and convex curved sides meeting in a point at the bottom. A transverse suspension lug projects from the centre of the top of the shield. The lug ends in a flat circular terminal with a circular hole drilled through the centre for suspension. The shield is decorated with: gules three lions passant guardant or with a label France of three points ie a label azure two fleur-de-lis or, each. (A red back ground with three go…
Created on: Monday 29th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wembdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0747F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy coin, either a radiate or a nummus, dating to the period AD 260 to 402. Reverse type uncertain. Mint uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2012
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1DCC11
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-375), dating to AD 367-375 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORUM reverse type, depicting the Emperor advancing right dragging a captive and holding a standard. Lyon mint. RIC Vol. IX, pg. 46, 20c XXVb. A small section of the flan is missing between 3 and 6 o'clock.
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3E8088
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval silver coin of uncertain ruler, c. AD 1550-1700. This coin has been curled and has suffered a fracture at one point of the circumference.
Created on: Monday 13th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cullompton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-760FAD
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of late early-medieval to medieval date (c. late 11th century AD). This tapering pear-shaped mount can be classified as a Williams Class A, Type 10A mount, based on its decoration in the English Urnes style. It is solid, of a hollow convex form with a common right angle flange at its base (Type A, Williams 1997, 25), solid and offset at the sides.The base of the mount's front has been perforated twice, with the two iron rivets surviving corroded in situ. Opposite the base is the rounded apex loop which similarly retains an iron rivet corroded…
Created on: Friday 22nd August 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bicknoller CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C3FB05
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy sestertius or as of uncertain ruler dating to the period c.AD 50 - 200. Uncertain reverse type depicting female figure standing left. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Monday 30th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5C283B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy brooch of developed Roman T-shaped, Colchester derivative hinged type with lozenge, dating to the period c.AD 50 - 150. The brooch measures 34.71mm in length, 21.70mm in width at its widest, 3.33mm at its narrowest, 2.15mm in thickness at the bow, and weighs 4.25g. The pin is missing. The brooch exhibits a circumferential incised groove at each wing's terminus, and these wings house the remains of the copper alloy axis bar for the hinged pin mechanism. The pin is missing. The bow archaes back from the head, measuring 10.48mm in width at the point at which…
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-433105
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six sherds of samian ware pottery of early Roman date. Three are body sherds and three are rim sherds. Two of the rim sherds have external beads and one is plain. All the sherds are oxidised throughout with shiny brownish-orange slips. The fabric contains moderate very small limestone pieces and occasional voids, so the vessels were probably produced at one of the South Gaulish kilns. Total weight: 44g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4391F7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nine sherds of South-East Dorset Black-Burnished Ware I pottery of Roman date. Five are rim sherds, three are body sherds and one is a base sherd. The largest rim sherd is from a flanged bowl, three others are plain and everted and probably come from jars and the other is flat and appears to have come from a lid with a groove parallel to the rim. All of the sherds are reduced, although one has slightly more oxidised surfaces. Two or possibly three of the sherds have a black slip. The fabric contains abundant small rounded quartz sand and sparse larger pieces of quartz and calcareous fr…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-43C603
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd of New Forest Slipped Ware pottery of later Roman date. The fabric is a reduced light grey with a darker grey slip. Dimensions: 30.7mm by 34.8mm by 4.9mm Weight: 7g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-43EE12
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a strap handle from a large jug of medieval date. The abraded sherd is from the junction between the jug's rim and one end of the handle. There are several deeply scorely slashes on the exterior surface. The sandy fabric is a reduced light grey with oxidised orange surfaces. There is a trace of glaze on the exterior face of the handle. Dimensions: 62.7mm by 42.9mm by 27.5mm Weight: 53g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9D33C1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable late fifteenth to sixteenth century date. The fitting measures 28.8mm by 13.7mm by 2.3mm and weighs 3.9g. It consists of a sub-rectangular plate with a shallow pointed identation at the wider end. The other end is broken, but it would have terminated in a backwards curving hook, which would have held a cast copper alloy ring. The main part of the fitting is perforated by two equally spaced central rivet holes, one of which contains iron corrosion. The front of the fitting is slightly convex and the back slightly concave. Similar…
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9CC625
Object type: STUD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stud of probable sixteenth century date. The one-piece stud measures 21.3mm by 20.5mm by 2.4mm and weighs 3.4g. The terminals are in the form of fleurs-de-lis and in the centre is a flower. The back is flat and the front is convex. The stud has a square cross section and has been bent sideways. There are faint traces of silvering or tinning on the front of the stud. A broadly similar stud can be seen in Read's History Beneath our Feet (1995, pp. 115-6, no. 742).
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C3A7B5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Uninscribed South-Western ('Durotrigian') stater of late Iron Age date.
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C1F9C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of Constantine I, GLORIA EXERCITVS (two standards), Trier, 330-5. LRBC no. 62 (1960, p. 5)
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-C22EA1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy nummus of Helena, PAX PVBLICA, Trier, 337-41. LRBC no. 112 (1960, p. 5).
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip', grid reference and parish protected.


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