The Search for the Durotriges

The Search for the Durotriges

For the first time, evidence for the Durotriges is made accessible to both archaeologists and those who simply have an interest in the British Iron Age.

Author: Martin Papworth

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752457373

Category: History

Page: 192

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The tribe of the Durotriges was listed by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the second century AD. Traditionally it has been believed that the Durotrigans formed an Iron Age tribe whose territory included Dorset and parts of neighboring Somerset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire. This book brings together new evidence to suggest that the Durotrigan nation was made up of fiercely independent baronies rather than a unified state. The prolific number of hillforts built during this period and still visible in many cases today bears testament to this disparate state. Maiden Hill, the largest hillfort in Britain, witnessed a bloody battle in AD43 when the Romans under Vespasian fought the Durotrigans to effectively claim the Battle for Britain. For the first time, the evidence for the Durotriges is made accessible to undergraduates and amateur archaeologists, those interested in the history of their area, and anyone who has visited the numerous grand hillforts and would like to know more about how they came to exist.
Categories: History

Hillforts and the Durotriges

Hillforts and the Durotriges

Unpublished PhD Reading University Papworth, M. 2008 Deconstructing the
Durotriges: a Definition of Iron Age Communities within the Dorset Environs.
British Archaeological Report 462 Papworth, M. 2011 The Search for the
Durotriges: ...

Author: Dave Stewart

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784917166

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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This volume sets out the results of a detailed programme of non-intrusive geophysical survey conducted across hillforts of Dorset (UK), generating detailed subsurface maps of archaeological features, in the hope of better resolving the phasing, form and internal structure of these iconic sites.
Categories: Social Science

Fonthill Recovered

Fonthill Recovered

3 (2011), 334–60; Martin Papworth, The Search for the Durotriges: Dorset and
the West Country in the Late Iron Age (Stroud: History Press, 2011), 22–9. Barry
Cunliffe, Iron Age Communities in Britain: An Account of England, Scotland and ...

Author: Caroline Dakers

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787350472

Category: History

Page: 428

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Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.
Categories: History

Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World

Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World

“A Late Iron Age Neck-Ring from Pentire, Newquay, Cornwall, with a Note on the
Find from Boverton, Vale of Glamorgan,” Antiquaries Journal 89, 35–52.
Papworth, M.(2008). Deconstructing the Durotriges: A Definition of IronAge
Communities ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004294554

Category: History

Page: 290

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Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World is a collection of studies on the mechanisms by which interaction occurred between Rome and the peoples that became part of its Empire between c. 300 BC and AD 300.
Categories: History

The Archaeological Journal

The Archaeological Journal

Thus Calleva would dominate the Atrebates , Gwent or Venta the Belge ,
Sorbiodunum the tribes of the plain and of the Wily valley , Durno the Durotriges ,
and Isca the Dumnunii . And when at length the iron hand of Rome was
withdrawn , and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078086983

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

Deconstructing the Durotriges

Deconstructing the Durotriges

Therefore early Romanised forms of Poole Harbour pottery may not always be
postConquest in date . A recent find has been reported from the South Cadbury
environs . This appears to be a Poole Harbour fabric sherd with a South Western
 ...

Author: Martin Papworth

Publisher: BAR British

ISBN: UOM:39015080680138

Category: History

Page: 434

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Ptolemy's second century geography is the main source traditionally used when dividing pre-Roman Britain into tribal areas. In it he describes the Durotriges as inhabiting Dorset and parts of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. This large-scale study surveys the 'Durotrigan zone' in Dorset looking at settlement patterns and types, ceramics and coin distribution to ask whether the Durotriges can be considered as a homogenous entity as presented by Ptolemy. In fact settlement forms showed considerable diversity, which can also be seen in differing burial customs and belief systems, and Papworth ultimately sees the area as being inhabited by co-existing, but distinct communities. Coin evidence, however shows that particularly towards the end of the pre-Roman period the communities were linked together, probably in a form of trading block.
Categories: History

The British Numismatic Journal

The British Numismatic Journal

Metal detector find by Mr F. White . W.A.S. 69. ' Cantii / Atrebates ' , silver unit of
Eppillus , Mack 308 . Weight : 1.31g ( 20.2 gr . ) . Die axis 225o . Birchington , Isle
of Thanet , September 1986 . E.M.B. 70. “ Durotriges ' , very base silver stater , cf.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012813221

Category: Numismatics

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Includes Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society.
Categories: Numismatics

Celtic Coinage of Britain

Celtic Coinage of Britain

After the war , the profitable Italian wine trade shifted to the Trinovantes /
Catuvellauni as findspots of later amphorae show , and the Durotriges were
forced to import wine from Spain . They may have lost trading rights for other
commodities , as ...

Author: Robert D. Van Arsdell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037057281

Category: Coinage

Page: 584

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Categories: Coinage

Hod Hill Excavations carried out between 1951 and 1958 for the Trustees of the British Museum by Sir Ian Richmand

Hod Hill  Excavations carried out between 1951 and 1958 for the Trustees of the British Museum  by Sir Ian Richmand

... together with 616 Celtic coins , nearly all of the Durotriges . The find was
sealed in a RomanoBritish pot and the date of burial , between 119 and 138 A . D
. , is , therefore , certain . The Roman coins form a curious pattern spread over
nearly ...

Author: British Museum

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026190590

Category: Dorset (England)

Page:

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Categories: Dorset (England)

Hod Hill

Hod Hill

... Cast The Holdenhurst hoard1 contained 17 Roman denarii from the late 2nd
century B.c. down to Vitellius , 44 Imperial asses from Agrippa to Hadrian Cos III ,
together with 616 Celtic coins , nearly all of the Durotriges . The find was sealed ...

Author: British Museum. Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082004709

Category: Dorset (England)

Page:

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Categories: Dorset (England)

The British Numismatic Journal

The British Numismatic Journal

... by Rainer Pudill ' the only possible interpretation of its supposed findspot and (
translated by ) Clive Eyre , sets out to ... but for the Durotriges , offers an
unparalleled body of material with which to Dobunni , Corieltauvi and Iceni , the
whole of ...

Author: British Numismatic Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066100473

Category: Numismatics

Page:

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Categories: Numismatics

The Cerne Giant

The Cerne Giant

We have to look at Cunobelinus ' s coins to see how late Iron Age people in
southern England imagined their gods , which is less satisfactory . The Durotriges
' coins were silver , following the model of the currency used by Armorican tribes .

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000057582896

Category: Cerne Abbas (England)

Page: 222

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Categories: Cerne Abbas (England)

Bagendon a Belgic Oppidum

Bagendon  a Belgic Oppidum

More recently , struck silver Durotriges coins were found with similar Armorican
coins in the Le Câtillon Hoard , buried in Jersey between about 56 and 51 B.C.3 ;
this find is conclusive proof that Durotriges coins too had begun to circulate ...

Author: Elsie M. Clifford

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024840152

Category: Bagendon (England)

Page: 287

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Categories: Bagendon (England)

The Owl of the Durotriges

The Owl of the Durotriges

Thirty years before Caesar's arrival, Britain's tribal leaders are in fierce competition to meet Rome's demand for resources, especially slaves.

Author: Yassmin Sanders

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781762813

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Thirty years before Caesar s arrival, Britain s tribal leaders are in fierce competition to meet Rome s demand for resources, especially slaves. Chela, a healer of the Durotriges, saddened by the loss of her lover, embarks on a quest to locate her kin, during which she uncovers a dark secret of illicit love and human sacrifice surrounding her own past. As the battle for tribal supremacy, fuelled by the power-hungry Druids, reaches its climax, Chela s inner conflict mirrors the chaos that stalks the land. Only when she can atone for the past, will Chela find peace.
Categories: Fiction

Wessex

Wessex

In the end the Durotriges , looking the wrong way , were overtaken by a worse
enemy : the Second Legion under the command of the future emperor Vespasian
. The story goes that with the Dumnonii in mind the Durotriges had prepared ...

Author: Patricia Beer

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040723103

Category: History

Page: 224

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Categories: History

Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

THE ROMAN NAME OF ILCHESTER BY C. E. STEVENS , M.A. , F.S.A. THE wish
to find Roman names for Roman sites ... of the Dumnonii of Devonshire the
Durotriges with their capital of Dunium , which we must identify with Maiden
Castle .

Author: Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000876296

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

Report Transactions

Report   Transactions

Between the Regni and the Dunmonii lay the comparatively unimportant
Durotriges . ... We find a further clue in the statement of Tacitus4 that Ostorius
Scapula , after defeating the Britons by his light cohorts , drew a line of fortresses
by way of ...

Author: Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3049542

Category: Devon (England)

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Categories: Devon (England)

The Journal of the Society of Estate Clerks of Works

The Journal of the Society of Estate Clerks of Works

... the early times of Portsmouth , we William I. had created Bishop of Exeter , laid
the find that in the time of the Romans , Porchester , or first stone of a new ... the
capital of severely , especially in 1403 when six hundred houses the Durotriges .

Author: Society of Estate Clerks of Works, London

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4151201

Category: Administration of estates

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Categories: Administration of estates

Transactions of the Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society

Transactions of the Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society

It does not in the least follow that the finding of Roman coins and pottery therefore
indicates that the work was originally ... It was the chief fortress of the Durotriges ,
whose name is derived from Dwr ( water ) , and who were therefore “ dwellers ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101062101108

Category: Berkshire (England)

Page:

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Categories: Berkshire (England)

Transactions

Transactions

It does not in the least follow that the finding of Roman coins and pottery therefore
indicates that the work was originally ... It was the chief fortress of the Durotriges ,
whose name is derived from Dwr ( water ) , and who were therefore “ dwellers ...

Author: Berkshire Archaeological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034427075

Category: Berkshire (England)

Page:

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Categories: Berkshire (England)