PAS 15 – Finds from Merseyside

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 Merseyside:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds discovered in Merseyside.
A selection of finds from Merseyside.

 

Early Medieval pin (LVPL-AC6291) – a copper alloy disc-headed pin with ring-and-dot decoration.

Early Modern spinner (LVPL-BA323E) – a copper alloy spinner from the game ‘Put and Take’.

Post-medieval tyg (LVPL-5D58CD) – a glazed ceramic tyg or drinking vessel.

Early Medieval spindle whorl (LANCUM-EC0DAC) – a cast lead spindle whorl.

Bronze Age spearhead (LVPL-68BF43) – a copper alloy socketed side-looped spearhead.

Roman vessel (LVPL-3A24F6) – an almost complete Roman fine ware pot.

Post-medieval gunflint (LVPL-60DC81) – a knapped flint from a flintlock musket.

 

 

PAS 15 – Finds from London

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 county of London:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds from London.
A selection of finds from London.

 

Roman lamp (LON-94C8E4): a complete Roman North African red slip ceramic lamp.

Post-medieval finger ring (LON-32F5F9): a gold Serjeants-at-Law finger ring, cut and folded.

Roman coins (LON-E49DB2): a group of eight Nummi issued by House of Constantine, Constans and Constantine II.

Post-medieval trade token (LON-90284D): a copper alloy half penny trade token issued by William Male at the Angel, Fenchurch Street.

Medieval ampulla (LON-97D84F): a lead alloy pilgrims ampulla depicting Thomas Becket.

Medieval gaming piece (LON-55F862): an animal bone gaming piece from a chess set.

Post-medieval cloth seal (LON-A0853B): a lead alloy cloth seal of the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa.

 

PAS 15 – Finds from Lincolnshire

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 county of Lincolnshire:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds from the county of Lincolnshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Lincolnshire.

 

Bronze Age ‘moustache’ (NARC-925E14): a copper alloy object of unknown function.

Post-medieval badge (NLM-D699F4): a pressed copper alloy badge depicting a lion.

Iron Age strap fitting (YORYM-9E312A): a copper alloy and enamel strap fitting of late Iron Age to early Roman date.

Medieval stirrup strap mount (LIN-439095): a copper alloy stirrup strap mount depicting a lion.

Roman seal box (LIN-E12F25): a copper alloy and enamel seal box, complete and unopened.

Neolithic arrowhead (NLM-4F235A): a leaf arrowhead made of flint dating to 4000-3500BC.

Early Medieval brooch (LIN-79D38D): a copper alloy Great Square Headed brooch.

 

 

 

 

 

PAS 15 – Finds from Leicestershire

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 county of Leicestershire:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds found in Leicestershire.
A selection of finds from the county of Leicestershire.

 

Roman plate brooch (LEIC-9A25C1): a copper alloy horse and rider plate brooch.

Medieval strap end (LEIC-F31B97): a copper alloy strap end possibly depicted Mary and Jesus.

Early Medieval mount (LVPL-9C8625): a gilt copper alloy decorated mount.

Roman cavalry helmet (PAS-984626): a silver-gilt iron cavalry helmet found in an Iron Age ritual deposit.

Mesolithic blade (LEIC-6EEA4C): a flint blade, circa 10,000-4000BC.

Medieval harness pendant (LEIC-0472A8): a copper alloy and enamel harness pendant with the coat of arms of Saer De Qunicy.

Early Medieval mount (LEIC-B6C201): a copper alloy mount in the shape of an unknown beast.

 

PAS 15 – Finds from Lancashire

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 county of Lancashire:

Image of seven archaeological finds found in Lancashire.
A selection of finds from the county of Lancashire.

 

Post-medieval coin (LANCUM-AFA35A): a ‘gun money’ Irish shilling of James II.

Iron Age pin (LANCUM-1BEF5B): a copper alloy pin with moulded decoration.

Early Medieval pin (LANCUM-657D57): an Anglo-Saxon copper alloy pin.

Medieval brooch (LANCUM-36ADA9): a copper alloy brooch of the Finno-Ugrian area of Russia.

Modern token (LANCUM-9B1944): a copper alloy token with the bee emblem of Manchester on it.

Roman harness fitting (LANCUM-85964D): a copper alloy terret ring.

Bronze Age anvil (LANCUM-9CFBE3): a Bronze Age anvil stone.

 

PAS 15 – Volunteers Week Finds

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 chosen by our volunteers to celebrate Volunteers Week:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds chosen by our volunteers.
A selection of finds chosen by our Volunteers.

 

Post-medieval harness mount (SUR-23EF78): gilded copper alloy mount bearing the arms of the House of Stuart.

Medieval buckle pin (PUBLIC-819484): copper alloy pin from a Medieval disc-on-pin buckle.

Medieval Scottish penny (LANCUM-C9254D): silver penny of David I of Scotland.

Early Medieval brooch (SUR-AB3160): copper alloy cloisonne brooch of Early Medieval to Medieval date.

Oyster shell (PUBLIC-015E0E): perforated oyster shell probably of Medieval date.

Bronze Age axehead (BERK-41E4C6): copper alloy palstave.

Roman vessel mount (KENT-04964F): copper alloy figurative vessel escutcheon.

 

 

 

PAS 15 – Finds from Kent

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 county of Kent:

 

Image of seven archaeological objects found in Kent.
A selection of finds from the county of Kent.

 

Medieval seal matrix (KENT-C617F2): a copper alloy ‘love and loyalty’ seal matrix.

Post-medieval bullet mould (KENT-ABA736): a copper alloy mould for casting musket balls.

Roman disc brooch (KENT-331C53): an enamelled copper alloy disc brooch.

Iron Age vessel spout (KENT-B13C33): a copper alloy animal-shaped spout mount for a vessel.

Bronze Age chisel (KENT-9E799C): a decorated copper alloy socketed chisel head.

Early Medieval brooch (KENT4547): a gilded silver Kentish disc brooch set with garnet.

Early Medieval mount (FAKL-B87573): a copper alloy mount of Irish origin showing two men wrestling.

PAS 15 – Treasure Finds

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 on the theme of Treasure:

 

Image of seven Treasure finds from the PAS Database.
A selection of Treasure finds from the Database.

 

Post-medieval coin hoard (SOM-6511E2): a hoard of gold and silver coins issued by James I and Charles I

Post-medieval book fitting (YORYM-C84DCC): a silver book clasp with incised decoration.

Palaeolithic handaxe (NMS-ECAA52): a flint handaxe dating to 500,000BC – not all treasures fall under the Treasure Act definition!

Early Medieval brooch (IOW-3B6754): a silver circular brooch formed of two entwined serpents.

Anglo-Saxon tweezers (WMID-C2969E): decorated gold cap from the end of a pair of tweezers.

Post-medieval dress hook (NMGW-C595D8): a silver gilt dress hook shaped like a heart.

Modern coin hoard (PAS-867115): a hoard of gold 20-dollar pieces found buried in a garden in Hackney.

 

PAS 15 – Finds from 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:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds discovered in the Isle of Wight.
A selection of finds from the Isle of Wight.

 

Roman brooch (IOW-328907): a copper alloy trumpet derivative fan-tailed bow brooch.

Post-medieval buckle (IOW-A81608): a copper alloy buckle plate in the shape of a stylised bird.

Medieval vessel terminal (IOW-3C28AD): a copper alloy handle terminal in the shape of a dog’s head.

Medieval seal matrix (IOW-9975D3): a copper alloy seal matrix depicting a monkey riding a donkey with an owl perched on his arm, in parody of a noble falconer.

Early Medieval coin (IOW-400C41): an Anglo Saxon silver sceat with pecking bird obverse.

Iron Age vessel mount (IOW-341935): a copper alloy vessel mount in the shape of a cow or bull’s head.

Post-medieval belt hook (IOW-5FAA24): a copper alloy belt hook with swan headed terminals.

 

 

 

 

 

PAS 15: Finds from 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:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds found in Hertfordshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Hertfordshire.

 

Post-medieval winder (PUBLIC-85533D): a copper alloy winding key for an 18th century pocket-watch.

Early Medieval strap end (BH-826023): a copper alloy strap end in the Trewhiddle style.

Roman brooch (BH-97F4D9): a Roman copper alloy brooch with enamel inlay.

Medieval strap fitting (BH-627766): a copper alloy swivel strap fitting.

Roman figurine (BH-ED9F44): a copper alloy figurine of Minerva-Fortuna.

Roman finger ring (BUC-98E045): a silver Roman finger ring inscribed with a palm leaf.

Post-medieval vessel (ESS-60836C): a 16th/17th century Bartmann or Bellarmine vessel.