My finds of note so far…

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.

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And this incomplete copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead dating to c. 1050 –  800 BC was found in East Berkshire.

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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.

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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.

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Finds from Berkshire

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A Roman nail cleaner c. 1st – 2nd century AD found in West Berkshire. BERK-1A3B74
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A gold touch-piece of Queen Anne dating to 1702-1714 found in East Berkshire.  BERK-AD2BA7

How to record your finds with the Berkshire FLO

 

The new Berkshire FLO is Helena Costas.

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.

Finds Surgeries

  • 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.

Please contact me to arrange appointments.

Image of a trefoil harness pendant with a horse head on reverse.
Iron Age harness fitting with horse head decoration (BERK0A940D9). One of many objects recorded in Berkshire through the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Copyright: The Portable Antiquities Scheme, License: CC-BY 2.0.