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Record ID: SOM-8A3735
Object type: WINDOW GLASS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Piece of lead alloy with two flat sides joined by a thin cross bar giving an H-shaped section with a small piece of 17th-19th century window glass stuck between the sides. Possibly a crude repair for a cracked window along similar lines to the contemporary lead alloy pot mends or possibly a spash of lead onto broken glass.. It is 21.7mm by 25.7mm including the glass, 6.1mm thick and weighs 6.80 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Chinnock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-736C82
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure case 2009 T399 Description: Silver whistle, made of thin silver sheet, well-shaped mouthpiece, square opening, tapering to the end which has been broken off. Along the length of the whistle, five projecting flanges, in silver, these with traces of gilding. Dimensions: Length: 57.40mm, Width at mouthpiece: 9.21mm, Width at widest point, including decoration: 15.81mm, Weight: 6.12g Discussion: Date uncertain, but the unusual flanges suggest possibly 16th century date. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Glanvilles Wootton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B8F871
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver post medieval whistle dating to the period c. AD 1500 - 1650. The tubular whistle is made of silver sheet and soldered lengthways along an abutting seam. Two collars composed of spiralled silver wire divide the whistle into three sections. Threaded through each spiral is a silver wire core. The first section comprises an obliquely angled mouthpiece with a D-shaped aperture. The obverse face exhibits a D-shaped sound-hole. The second section is decorated with a grid of punched squares creating a lattice effect. Upon this background is a zig-zag panel which runs aro…
Created on: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Crewkerne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-77474D
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T629: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: Silver gilt 'body' or 'buoy' from a late 16th to 17th century 'bosun's' whistle. The buoy consists of a hollow oval shape formed of two elongated hemi-spheres with the join at the centre covered in an applied rib. The rib has a plain raised base on which sits a moulded chain design running around the circumference. At one point this is interrupted by a large circular sounding hole. Soldered to the body to one side of the hole, and again interrupting the central rib, is a projecting rectangular bar supported below …
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Brent CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9B8C85
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone which is likely to be of Roman to post-medieval date. The surviving section of the whetstone is broadly cuboid-shaped. The stone is a micaceous fine-grained sandstone (Dennis Parsons, pers. comm.). Dimensions: 78mm by 51mm by 42mm Weight: 295g
Created on: Saturday 1st March 2008
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-0D0EB3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flat cylindrical polishing stone or whetstone of probable Roman to post-medieval date. It measures 72mm by 68mm by 36mm and weighs 253g. Both of the flat sides exhibit polish. The stone appears to be an igneous rock and is not of local origin (pers. comm. Dennis Parsons, Curator of Natural History, Somerset County Museum).
Created on: Monday 31st March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charlton Horethorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-22CE2A
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a whetstone made of well cemented and sorted medium grain sandstone. The whetstone is sub-square to D-shaped in section with rounded corners, particularly two adjacent corners, and a bar shape with irregular broken ends. The more rounded corners are probably from use. It is 38.7mm long, and a maximum of 26.7mm by 24.1mm; it weighs 37.0 grams. It is not a local rock but maybe Devonian (D. Parsons pers comm) and traded fairly locally. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards and continued to be used for scythes and other tools into the 20t…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-22AB88
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a whetstone made of well cemented and sorted fine grain sandstone. The whetstone is sub-square in section with rounded corners and an bar shape with one angled end and irregular broken end. Three sides seem smoother from use. It is 88.4mm long, and a maximum of 30.2mm by 25.5mm; it weighs 121 grams. It is not a local rock but maybe Devonian (D. Parsons pers comm) and traded fairly locally. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards and continued to be used for scythes and other tools into the 20th century. A Roman, Medieval or Post Medieva…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A830D0
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a stone pebble, a micaceous metamorphic rock. It seems to be a natural pebble, oval in section, thickening and widening towards the broken end. The complete end is rounded. It is slightly curved in profile with a concave top and convex base. There appears to be some use polish on the concave top. It is 84.0mm long, 56.7mm wide at the break and 40.4mm thick; it weighs 225 grams. It is not a local rock but pebbles of many types of rock are found locally in rivers and estuaries brought in by water and glacial action. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age o…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2012
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cossington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FFB2D5
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable whetstone fragment which is likely to be of Roman to post-medieval date. The unbroken surfaces exhibit some polish and the only original edge is at a ninety degree angle. The stone is a fine-grained micaceous sandstone (pers. comm. Dennis Parsons, Curator of Natural History, Somerset County Museum). Dimensions: 51mm by 44.8mm by 20.3mm Weight: 42.8g
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FB1291
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment probably of a smooth grained whetstone or polishing stone. It was found together with a large collection of Medieval pottery shards, suggesting that it is also likely to date from this period. Length: 65.15mm, Width: 42.52mm, Thickness: 13.68mm Weight: 73.55g
Created on: Tuesday 15th September 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-89AD03
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval or Medieval whetstone or hone. The stone is sub rectangular with slightly concave long edges so it widens slightly towards each end. One end is complete with rounded corners, the other ends in an old break. In section it has straight sides and slighty convex faces. It thickens slightly towards the complete end before thinning to a rounded edge. Just before the break is a circular perforation for suspension. the hole is hour glass shaped having been drilled from both sides and is 3.8mm in diameter in the centre. The stone is fine grained, grey to slightly grey green in c…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-6C53B3
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a micaceous fine sandstone whetstone. The whetstone is oval in section and an bar shape with one rounded end and one straight end which is probably broken. One side is distinctly more polished and concave from use. It is 108.4mm long, 59.6mm wide at the break and 41.1mm thick; it weighs 498 grams. It is not a local rock but pebbles of many types of rock are found locally in rivers and estuaries brought in by water and glacial action. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards and continued to be used for scythes and other tools into the 20th centu…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
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Record ID: SOM-D9EF94
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular and rectangular secetioned whet stone with a drilled circular hole through the remaining complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock formed and broken along distinct layers with flat sides, slightly rounded corners and edges and a slightly concave face, probably from use. The fragment is 49.0mm long, 33.7mm wide and 9.8mm thick it weighs 32 grams. While not diagnositic on its own it was found in a group of Roman material and is likely to be of that date although there is some late 18th century material also on the field.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-DA2851
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One end of a rectangular sectioned whetstone and a non-joining end fragment which may or may not be from the same stone. The larger piece narrows and thins to a sharp point at the complete end. The smaller piece is triangular in section, probably due to the amount of wear on one face and worn to a flat edge with a rounded corner at the complete end. Fine grained non-micaceous rock. The larger fragment is 107.2 mm long, 38.9mm wide and 27.4mm thick it weighs 128.9 grams. The smaller is 42.6mm long, 31.8mm wide, 11.9mm thick and weighs 19.2g. While not diagnositic on their own these …
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-505286
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy trade weight of post-medieval date. The circular weight measures 19.8mm in diameter, it is 3.8mm thick and it weighs 6.23g. The upper face of the weight is recessed and stamped with three motifs: a sword, a crowned C and a faint letter A (for the averdepois system of weight). The sword is a London mark and the crowned C is for Charles I or II.
Created on: Friday 29th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Donyatt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-8DFF21
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. The globular weight measures 53.5mm high by 39.5mm in diameter and weighs 445g. At the apex are the remains of a wrought iron loop. The weight has no deliberate markings or decoration.
Created on: Monday 30th June 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 9th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Curry Rivel', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-EF9711
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight (probably). A rectangular bar of lead, which may have been used as a weight. The sides taper in a little from the base to the top. There are numerious scratches and dents but no sign of a purposeful marking. Date unknown.
Created on: Monday 5th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-667738
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead wieght; square with a flat base and a cast design of a grid with a central pellet on the slightly concave top surface. It is 19.8mm by 19.6mm by 9.4mm and wieghs 29.08 grams, 1.033 ounces. As the weight so nearly approximates to an ounce it probably dates to after the widespread adoption of the averdepois system in the 14th century. Similar square weights with simple cast designs on the top face are illustrated in Biggs and Withers (2000:27-9) although none with the same design as this example, they are also though to be mostly Medieval - Post medieval in date.
Created on: Thursday 24th February 2011
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-35B890
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical cast lead alloy weight of uncertain date with flat base and rounded point. In indent near the point does not appear to develop into a hole. It is 19.6mm by 16.3mm at the base and 33.5mm tall; it weighs 45.38 grams. Plain weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards for a wide variety of uses and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval - Post Medieval
Created on: Friday 18th March 2011
Last updated: Friday 18th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cossington', grid reference and parish protected.


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