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Record ID: SOM-AA5814
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval silver cut farthing of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to AD 1248-1250. Voided long cross class 2 or 3, uncertain mint, probably issued by Willelm, or potentially issued at Wilton. North (1994: 226) nos. 985/1-988/1.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-AA0CC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Post-Medieval silver probable threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1458-1603), dating to AD 1561-1582. Probably second coinage. Uncertain initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 135) no. 1998. The flan badly damaged, obscuring much detail and c. 40% has been lost.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A9A7FF
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A roman copper alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to c. AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type, depicting victory advancing right with palm branch and patera. Mint of Lugdunum. LRBC II no. 336. c. 40% of the flan is lost to a break between 11 and 5 o'clock.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A96E0D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A roman copper alloy nummus of the house of Valentinian, dating to c. AD 364-378 (Reece period 21). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting the emperor advancing right, holding standard and dragging captive from left. Uncertain mint.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A92C40
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle with surviving copper alloy sheet plate, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The buckle frame is incomplete, comprising of a single arm and the bar, which is narrowed and offset; the frame is sub-rectangular in cross section; a simple copper alloy pin is also retained. The front of the plate is trilobed, with a smaller, rectangular back plate connected by a a pair of rectangular projections, wrapped around the bar of the buckle; these are flanked by small pointed projections. Each lobe of the plate is perforated and retains a separate copper a…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A896D3
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle with integral forked spacer, probably dating to c. AD 1300-1450. The buckle frame has a single oval loop, the outer edge of which is expanded into a small point to accomodate the pin. Two incomplete prongs project from the opposite edge, with a narrowed bar between, around which is wrapped a simple wire pin which survives in situ. Extensive traces of solder survive on the prongs. The loop of the frame is bevelled both internally on the reverse and externally on the obverse, creating an obliquely angled sub-oval cross section, the prongs are re…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A864E6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Medieval copper alloy single-looped buckle, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1350; incomplete in that it is missing its pin. The buckle frame comprises of a single D-shaped loop with an offset bar, with a deep groove forming a pin-rest on the opposing edge of the frame. The frame is rectangualr in cross section. Dimensions: length 23.0mm; width 26.2mm; thickness 3.6mm; weight 5.35g. Similar buckles can be seen published by Egan & Pritchard (1991: 70, nos. 271-277) excavated in phases dated to the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A81B4E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy button, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The button is circular in plan with a convex front and concave back. The front of the button is decorated with a floral design of incised lines and punched annulets. The decoration depicts a central cluster of four annulets arranged into a quatrefoil, with a smaller annulet at their centre. Six incised lentoid petals project from the centre, the space between being cross-hatched and with a further quatrefoil of smaller annulets in the centre. The button has a circumferencial border of punched annulets, broken by …
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A7D0D3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An Early Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1000-1100. The mount consists of a hollow domed boss with four, roughly equally spaced, irregularly sized lobes projecting from the edge, each deliniated by a raised, transverse collar at the junction between it and the boss and with a drilled perforation. Traces of iron rivets survive in all four lobes. The front of the boss is decorated with a slightly irregular saltire, with two incised lines defining each arm. Dimensions: length 28.5mm; width 28.2mm; thickness 5.3mm; weight 10.09g. Read (2001: 16, no. 118) pu…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-A7944C
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy swivel, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The item comprises of a single loop, sub-circular in plan and cross-section. Flanking the base and graping it within their jaws are a pair of zoomorphic mouldings. The base itself is oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross-section, its latteral edge decorated with a zig-zag pattern of drilled circular depressions. A circular sectioned shank projects from the base. Dimensions: length 25.6mm; width 22.0mm; thickness of loop at apex 2.8mm; thickness at base 10.3mm; diameter of shank 4.7mm; weight 5.82g. A …
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-92ED81
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A Medieval copper alloy pedastal-type seal matrix, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1400. The seal has a circular base, although its edges are highly abraded, from the reverse of which expands the faceted hexagonal-sectioned pedastal handle. The handle terminates in a trefoilate knop, with a drilled circuar perforation to form a loop, and with this preceded by a rounded collar. The face of the seal is engraved with a probable depiction of St. Margaret of Antioch, a female figure standing left with head bowed, to the left is a cross-topped staff with the engraving framed by palm fronds, th…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-923AC3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy brooch fragment, probably a hinged Colchester derivative developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving fragment comprises of the bow and catchplate only. The bow terminates below the head in a worn break, 6.9mm wide and 2.2mm thick, tapering in width towards the foot and with a shallow C-shaped cross-section. Truncated by the break are a pair of obliquely angled ridges, seemingly converging towards the head, and with the bow also cast into a central triple-stranded cross-moulding, flanked by narrowed waists and a collar on ei…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-91898E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A near complete Roman copper alloy Aucissa brooch, probably dating to c. AD 40-60, missing only its pin but with its hinge and catchplate damaged. At the head of the brooch is a flat plate, 9.7mm wide and projecting back 6.0mm, likely broken as it folded over itself to hold a now lost axis bar. A small indent on th back edge of the plate is likely the vestigial remains of a slot to accomodate a hinged pin. At the base of the head are a set of three highly abraded parallel transverse ridges. Below the head the bow expands with a width of 5.3mm by 1.7mm thick, it is sub-trapezoidal in cr…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-030A32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Two Medieval ceramic rim sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1500 and representing two separate vessels. Sherd 1: A red-orange oxidised fabric with a slightly reduced grey-biege core. The sherd consists of the rim and attachment point of a handle, the latter being shallowly plano-convex in cross section. The external face of the handle bears three deep, longitudinal scores, one truncated by the break, four similar scores have been incised into the internal surface of the rim, in line with the attachment of the handle. The fabric is relatively hard fired and sandy, containing an abun…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-028FBE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Five Medieval ceramic sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1400. Although there is variation within the fabrics represented, all are coarse grained with an abundant sand temper, in the case of some sherds the fabric is becoming friable. The tempers all contain abundant coarse grained translucent quartz inclusions, <2mm, varying between rounded and sub-angular between the sherds. Angular crushed flint is also visible in the temper of most of the sherds, clearly heat-treated in some cases, <3mm, as well as ferrous inclusions, angular crushed shale, <3.5mm, as well as probable l…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-023A03
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Three undiagnostic Medieval ceramic body sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1400. All likely derive from open mouthed vessels ('cooking-pots'), although the sherds are too fragmentary for a judgment of form to be made. Although there is variation in the fabrics represented, all are coarse grained with an abundant sand temper, all containing sub-rounded quartz, but with limestone and probable crushed flint also present in varying degrees of prominence. One sherd, with occasional sub-angular limestone inclusions, <1.5mm, is completely reduced, the other sherds have reduced cores bu…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-01C8FE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A Roman copper alloy Radiate or Nummus, probably dating to c. AD 260-402. Uncertain reverse type and mint.
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-016651
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Medieval copper alloy strap slide, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1450. The object consists of a rectangular loop, the frame having a sub-rectangular cross section, with a small integral rivet, with a circular cross-section, projecting from the outside edge. Dimensions: length 15.1mm; width 18.2mm; thickness 3.0mm; weight 1.49g. cf. Egan & Pritchard 1991: 232, nos. 1236-1245.
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-0116F5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An Early Medieval silver sceat, probably dating to c. AD 710-750. Secondary Phase, Series H, type 49. cf. Abramson 2006: 55, no. 804.
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-00AA6C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and headplate, the lower bow and pin being lost. The head of the brooch expands into a D-shaped headplate with the vestigial remains of an integral headloop at its apex. From the reverse expands a pair of incomplete D-shaped lugs; the axis bar and pin are lost. The bow drops out of the head with a width of 11.6mm and a thickness of 3.7mm; sub-rectangulsr in cross section with slightly bevelled upper edges. Following a break in angle, the bow …
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
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