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    • Institution: SOMDOR

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Record ID: SOMDOR-6FF421
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold posy ring of 16th-17th century date. The ring is of large heavy hoop, of D-section, with plain exterior and inscribed on the inside in capitals I * LIKE * MY * CHOYE. The inscription retains much of the original black enamel. The final word 'choice' is interpreted in the treasure report as being misspelt, with the letter 'C' omitted. However, there is also the possibilty that a line under the 'Y' was intended as a sub-script 'C'. The ring is of 22.5mm external diameter with a band width of 7mm. It weighs 11.13g
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2007
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Toller Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B1F633
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Early Uninscribed B ('Chute' type) stater of late Iron Age date.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Child Okeford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-635644
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of gold strip tapering to a tongue-shaped terminal, where it has been pierced, slightly off-centre. The piercing has been carried out from the slightly less dull side. The piece is very weathered, and there is some cracking across the width where it seems to have been folded. Surviving length 38.5mm; maximum surviving width 10.5mm; thickness less than 0.5mm; weight 1.63 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface indicated a gold content of 84-87 %, silver content of 10-13 %, the remainder being copper. The fragment is part of a larger piece, whi…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-D3E8B7
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of gold strip tapering to a narrow, rounded end which is pierced, pushing excess gold through to the back. The long edges are flattened. The broken edge appears to be torn. The piece is slightly crumpled and distorted. Length 21.2mm; width 9.5mm; thickness 0.5mm at edge; weight 0.86 grams. Non-destructive X-ray flourescence analysis of the fragment indicated a surface composition in the range of 87-90% gold, 8-10% silver and less than 1% copper. The piece may be compared with complete examples of ornaments found at Binstead, Sussex (Treasure Annual Report 1998-1999, pp. 10-…
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mudford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-2F7200
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A folded fragment of sheet gold strip with a narrower strip threaded through and wrapped. Maximum length 13mm; width of wider strip 6mm; thickness 3mm as folded; width of narrow strip 2.5mm; weight 1.43 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface indicated a gold content for both of 86-89%, a silver content of 8-10% and at least 1% copper. Though the analysis does not rule out an ancient date, the piece is an undiagnostic fragment which cannot be assigned to a cultural or chronological context. Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it can not be securely date…
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Compton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-6AD9D3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2004 T19: Disclaimed A gold finger ring with thin rectangular section hoop, somewhat distorted but complete. The hoop is soldered somewhat crudely to a rectangular bezel. The bezel is a box setting and is constructed from a flat rectangular plate with filigree wire around the edge; and an additional gold plate inside with raised edges, bent over to enclose a gem (now missing).The crude manner in which the hoop has been attached may indicate that it was a later addition, which scientific analysis to some extent supported as the gold content of the hoop and box setting …
Created on: Monday 19th December 2005
Last updated: Sunday 3rd January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Chinnock area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-06AB11
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled gold posy ring. This ring has a thin hoop with foliate decoration on the exterior bearing remains of red, green and white enamel. The interior bears and inscription: 'Let vertue bee a guide to thee', and a maker's mark, PR, within a double oval. This is a commonly found inscription that remained popular well into the 18th century. The decoration too is consistent with a date in the 18th century. The mark does not appear in Grimwade, nor is it recorded by T. Kent in his book on West Country makers. In the absence of an identifiable mark there is no evidence to date this rin…
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bishop's Hull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-061E37
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An enamelled gold memorial ring. This ring with its monogram in gold wire beaneath a faceted stone, foliate ornament of the shoulder in black enamel and decoration in back and white enamel on the underside of the bezel, is a characteristic type of the late 17th and early 18th century. Examples in the British Museum bear dated inscriptions from around 1690 to 1730. In the absence of such an inscription or an identifiable maker's mark, there is no evidence to date this ring pre 1705. The stone is cracked (Judy Rudoe, British Museum, 10th October 2005).
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 8th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-46E1A1
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A 9th century Anglo-Saxon gold ring weighing 1.8g. The loop, which is badly bent, is a thin round-sectioned band, flattened and widening towards the bezel. On the shoulder there is a decoration of minute dots, emphasizing the triangular shape obtained, subdivided into three small triangular fields. The bezel of the ring is round, slightly bent at the lower edge, 1 cm in diameter. The bezel has a double frame: around a plain frame there is a scalloped border, which originally would have been set off by niello.
Created on: Friday 11th November 2005
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-F381A4
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold strap fitting from a scabbard or sword-belt, set with cloisonnĂ© garnet and opaque pale blue glass over pointillĂ© gold foil. The strap mount is in the form of a truncated pyramid with squared-off edges. The top and the lower edge of one side of the fitting are damaged and the cell work is slightly distorted. The surface is also partially covered with earth making it sometimes difficult to assess if cells are empty or not. However it is clear that some of the garnet and blue glass inlays are missing while others have slipped sideways into the cells. Each face is filled with an …
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-0F2E13
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger-ring with a circular bezel containing a miniature representation of an open book. Lines of text on the open pages of the book are represented by horizontal engraved lines. The shoulders of the ring are engraved with what may be intended as animal heads. The ring probably dates to between the 13th and 15th centuries. Diameter: 21mm. The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content (Beverley Nenk, Dept Prehistory and Europe, British Museum, 6th February 2006).
Created on: Thursday 27th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolpuddle area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-2B0C28
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval gold finger-ring. The hoop is engraved with a black letter inscription, alternating with sprigs of foliage and a lozenge design, against a hatched ground. The inscription is difficult to decipher, but may read 'cest + en bone [?] foy' ('it is in good faith') or 'C'est en amour' ('it is in love). The hoop is of D-shaped section, the internal band slightly damaged. The ring may have been a marriage ring or love token, and probably dates to the 15th century.
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-1260F2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold quarter noble of Edward III (treaty period - 1361 - 1369). Clipped
Created on: Wednesday 23rd March 2005
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B4A311
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of gold Angel.
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ASh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1120
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
George III
Created on: Monday 30th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET TARRANT LAUNCESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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