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Record ID: SOM-4B5BBA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy single looped buckle of probable Early-Medieval date, c. AD 425-600. The buckle frame is an extended oval in plan, with a narrowed bar, circular in cross section, which is continuous with the line of the oval. Both the upper and lower faces of the frame are bevelled, but with it being much less pronounced on the lower face. There is a localised area of wear on the outer edge from where the pin, now lost, would have originally rested and a corresponding area of wear on the bar. Although lacking surface decoration, traces of a white metal coating survive on the frame. Dim…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-6FEFAB
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper alloy strap end dating to AD 1275 to 1450. The strap end consists of two pieces of copper alloy sheet forming the front and back plates. The sheets are trapezoidal in shape and riveted togheter with two rivets in situ, one near each end. The strap end is triangular in long section with a gap between the plates at the attachment end to take the strap, the gap is now filled with soil. The strap end has a worn and partly broken edge at the attachment end and with very worn lateral edges with one lower corner missing. The terminal was formed of two convex curv…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F9D394
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy rectangular double loop buckle dating to c.1350-1500. The buckle frame has two rectangular loops with bevelled edges on the front and a flat back and a pin notch in the centre of one loop. It has a plain an integral strap bar with an integral projecting rectangle loop at one end. The pin is now missing.The buckle is 28.5mm long, 21.0mm wide, 27.1mm wide including the projecting rectangle and 3.5mm thick and weighs 6.54g. The smaller rectangle is 13.0mm long. Buckles with smaller integral projecting rectangular loops are possibly sword belt hangers (Egan 1991, 98-99…
Created on: Monday 4th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-94A4BB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy south-western developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The brooch is largely complete, with a central transverse break to the headloop and the lower half of the pin missing. At the head of the brooch the wings extend to 25.4mm; these are cylindrical and retain an iron axis bar. A rectangular slot is cut into the reverse of the head to accommodate the hinged pin. The upper part of the copper alloy pin with triangular head remains in situ. Both wings are plain other than each having two faint incised lines circling each tip close to t…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-90EACD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval silver cut half penny of Henry III (1216-1272) dating to AD 1250 to 1256. Long voided cross class 5a2 or 5a3. Minted by Ricard or Nicole at London. Reverse inscription shows RIC/OLE, suggesting an erroneous conflation of Ricard and Nicole. North (1994, pp.226-27), types 991/2 or 991/3
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-90E73B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A clipped Medieval silver penny of Edward IV (second reign) dating to AD 1473-1478. Minted at Dublin or Drogheda or Trim. Spink (2002,134-135) no.6361, 6369, 6384. The coin has been clipped to the inner circle.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8F9467
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1548-1603), dating to AD 1591-1594. Third coinage, tun initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 137) no. 2016.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-8F82D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval silver three pence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to AD 1578 on coin (possibly overstamped on 1577). Second coinage, initial mark plain cross. Tower of London mint. North (1991) p.135 no.1998.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-484A64
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman silver republican denarius of P. Clodius dating to 42 BC (Reece period 1). Reverse type depicts Diana Lucifera standing holding long lighted torch in each hand. Sear (2000:163) no. 492. RRC 494/23.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Cadbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-492709
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Half of a Roman silver republican denarius of Mark Antony dating to BC 32 - 31 (Reece period 1). Reverse type depicts legionary eagle between two standards. Sear (2000:283/4) nos. 1479 - 1483. The 'legionary' coinage of Mark Antony honoured twenty three legions but it is impossible to identify the legion of this coin due to its poor condition.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4A51BE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy nummus of Licinius I dating to AD 316 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing right with chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand with globe in left. Mint of London. RIC VII London no. 79. The edges of the coin are damaged in places.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Mary Bourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-17AD71
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy wire dress fastener of probable post-medieval date. The incomplete fastener measures 43.9mm by 18.7mm by 2.6mm and weighs 3.9g. The fastener is made up from several pieces of wire, the ends of which have been twisted into spirals and which are held together with a central plate of narrow wire which has been wound around the other elements and then squashed flat. Two of the spirals have broken off. At one end there is a wire hook, which is folded back towards the plate. Adjacent to this there are two projecting wires which are curved rather than spiralled. A similarly con…
Created on: Monday 19th May 2008
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taunton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3C20C4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1250-1400) cast copper alloy oval buckle frame with thick outside edge and plate, missing its pin. The frame has convex curved top and bottom edges and an offset strap bar. There is a moulded, curving bar for the outside edge which is stepped up above the top and bottom sides and is arched in profile, convex curved on the front, concave on the reverse. It has a transverse incised line for the pin at the centre. The frame is 28.9mm wide by 25.2mm long and 5.2mm thick excluding the curve of the outer edge. The buckle plate is a cast rectangular strip with worn, rounded corners …
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-823925
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A post medieval silver gilt finger ring. The band is ovular with a D-shaped cross section. The outer surface exhibits a moulded design of a series of projecting pellets. The pellets are surrounded by a border of two interweaving ridged bands which pass alternately over and under each pellet, crossing in the gap between each pellet. The interweaving bands are incised with a continuous zigzag pattern. The edges of the band are decorated with a series of projecting knops positioned opposite one another aligned with the spaces between the large central pellets. The bottom of t…
Created on: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Last updated: Sunday 12th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sticklepath CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-20D903
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy asymmetrical buckle. The frame is broadly ovoid with a curved outer edge and a straighter inner edge and rounded top and bottom edge. The inner edge has a recessed middle section for the pin which is now missing. From this inner edge projects a rectangular frame forming the strap bar. It measures 33.8 mm in length, 27.5 mm in width, 2.5 mm in thickness and weighs 4.45 g. Whitehead (2003) illustrates a similar buckle, no. 539, which he dates from 1350 to 1450 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Last updated: Saturday 11th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lydford On Fosse', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BA34D2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper-alloy single looped buckle frame, the pin is missing. The frame is sub-trapezoid (kidney shaped) with rounded outer corners and a concave curved outer edge. The strap bar is thinner and curves slightly inwards. The upper and lower sides widen and thicken from the strap bar to the outer edge. The outer edge curves inwards but also widens and thins towards the centre. At the centre of the outer edge there are a group at least eight seemingly randomly arranged short incised diagonal lines. The frame is 48.0mm long, 19.3mm wide and 3.8mm thick; it weighs 7.6 grams. Mar…
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D01838
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2017 T299: Disclaimed, returned to finder Description: A gold finger ring of likely medieval date. The integral circular hoop is largely plain, with a significant dent in one side, obscuring the original diameter. The cross section is broadly D-shaped, with a flat internal surface, though becoming increasingly rounded towards the base of the hoop. In width, the hoop tapers from 2.4mm just below the elaborated shoulders to 1.1mm at the base of the hoop, in thickness the hoop reduces from 1.2mm below the shoulders to 0.9mm at the base. The shoulders bifurcate, with the res…
Created on: Thursday 30th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stinsford CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2F9DE0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy asymmetrical buckle with one large oval loop and one smaller rectangular loop. The oval loop is triangular in section with a bevelled outer side and a notch for the pin at the centre of the outer side. The rectangular loop is Square in section. The bar between the loops expands towards the centre where there is a narrowed notch, presumably for the pin. The pin is missing. It is 30.6mm long, 25.3mm wide and 3.8mm thick; it weighs 5.70 grams. Egan and Pritchard illustrate a similar example (1993: 103) no.472 and another example with the strap intact which indi…
Created on: Wednesday 30th March 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F4E2B5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval copper alloy asymmetrical double-loop buckle, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1500. The buckle consists of a larger oval loop and smaller rectangular loop, with a constriction on the bar to hold a pin, now lost. Both loops are rectangular in cross-section, with a slight groove on the outer edge forming a pin rest. Dimensions: length 27.0mm; width 29.7mm; thickness of frame 2.5mm; weight 3.06g. A similar buckle is published by Egan & Pritchard (2002: 103) no. 472, excavated in a context dating to AD 1400-1450. Another was found in a grave in the north transept of St Mary…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B89606
Object type: PURSE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy purse bar of early post-medieval date (Williams Class D). The bar has a cordate (heart-shaped) block measuring 16.4 by 13.6 by 6.7mm. From the widest point expanding oval collars extend the minimal distance of c. 3.0mm. From the centre of these circular section bars emerge (L.: 5.2-5.6mm). Around each bar are three loops each in differing levels of completeness. Through the block, from top to base, is a central circular perforation through which the shank travels (min. Dia.: c. 3.7mm); this is abraded at the base of one side in particular. There is a subtly incised …
Created on: Wednesday 12th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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