PAS 15 – Finds from the Isle of Wight

Image of seven archaeological finds discovered in the Isle of Wight.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from the Isle of Wight:     Roman brooch (IOW-328907): a copper alloy trumpet derivative fan-tailed bow …more

PAS 15: Finds from Hertfordshire

Image of seven archaeological finds found in Hertfordshire.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Hertfordshire:     Post-medieval winder (PUBLIC-85533D): a copper alloy winding key for an 18th century …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Hampshire

Image of 7 archaeological finds found in Hampshire.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Hampshire:     Palaeolithic handaxe (HAMP-95A6F1): a flint handaxe from the Lower Palaeolithic period. Palaeolithic …more

A rare complete medieval stirrup

Medieval stirrup

A complete medieval stirrup has been recorded from Quainton in Buckinghamshire.  Contributing to the record was Helen, a local volunteer, Ros, the then FLO for Buckinghamshire, and Rob from the PASt Explorers team.  The record can be found on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database here: BUC-1A3216. This type of stirrup is relatively rare, though it is …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Gloucestershire

Image of 7 archaeological finds found in Gloucestershire.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Gloucestershire:   Post-medieval cloth seal (GLO-BE1C08): a lead cloth seal with shield of St. George …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Essex

Image of seven archaeological finds found in Essex.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Essex:     Post-medieval seal matrix (ESS-3BF212): a silver seal matrix depicting a 3-masted ship. …more

PAS 15 – Easter finds

Image of 7 finds related to Easter.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen that have an Easter theme (some more tenuous than others!):     Roman steelyard weight (SWYOR-364F05): …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Durham

Image of 7 finds found in the county of Durham.

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Durham:     Roman plate brooch (DUR-6AD3ED): a copper alloy brooch with enamel decoration of …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Dorset

An image of seven finds found in the county of Dorset

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from each county – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Dorset:   Post-medieval fire mark (DOR-8DC465): a lead fire mark of the Royal Exchange Assurance. …more