Nearly 7 months into my post and I have come across some great finds from both West and East Berkshire. Here are some of the highlights!
An incomplete copper alloy sword belt hanger dating to c. 16th -17th century found in West Berkshire. These were worn to suspend swords in the post Medieval period.
And this incomplete copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead dating to c. 1050 – 800 BC was found in East Berkshire.
This lovely zoomorphic buckle frame dating to the 12th-13th century was found in West Berkshire. Notice the fine detail of the figurine, which is a winged lion or sphinx with a serpent wrapped around its torso and neck.
The Iron Age silver unit found in East Berkshire is especially important as it signifies the production of this type of coin in Berkshire. This is a Tasciovanus Berkshire Wreath type dating to c. 25 – 10 AD.
Based at the West Berkshire Museum on Wednesdays, and the Berkshire Record Office on Thursdays. I am contactable on; 01635519397, and via email at; Helena.Costas1@westberks.gov.uk. My work days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
West Berkshire Museum – Second Wednesday of every month by appointment between the hours 12.30 – 3.30 pm
Wokingham Library – Last Thursday of every month between 10am – 12pm
Berkshire Record Office, Reading – Every Thursday by appointment between the hours 12 – 4pm.