Ian Bass

Role: Finds Liaison Officer
Database records prefix: LANCUM

Address: Museum of Lancashire,
Stanley Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4YP

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Short profile:

Ian has joined the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in 2019 as Finds Liaison Officer for Lancashire and Cumbria. He read his BA and MA in Medieval Studies (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter), and has recently completed his PhD in History (Manchester Metropolitan University). His PhD thesis, The Crozier and the Cross: Crusading and the English Episcopate c.1170-1313 is currently being edited in order to be proposed as a book. Ian also has a sideline of research into the posthumous miraculous cult of St Thomas de Cantilupe, bishop of Hereford (1275-82, canonized 1320), on which he has published several articles. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in March 2021.

Ian's main area of interest is the Middle Ages, but he also has a passion for the archaeology and history of all periods.

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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Post Medieval 54 32
Medieval 346 35
Bronze Age 10 5
Roman 14 14
Unknown 3 3
Iron Age 2 2
Early Medieval 9 1
Modern 2 2

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2020 1 109 19
2020 2 18 15
2020 3 36 4
2021 1 4 4
2021 2 6 3
2021 3 251 33
2021 4 16 16

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