PAS 15 – Valentines 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 for Valentine’s week:     Medieval brooch (NARC-0B6A9E): a gold medieval brooch in the shape of …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Cheshire

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 Cheshire:     Post-medieval dress hook (LVPL-16EEF8): a silver gilt decorated dress hook. Medieval key …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire:     Iron Age/Roman cosmetic mortar (WAW-64685C): a copper alloy cosmetic mortar with a …more

Candle-holders for Candlemas

Today is the first of February, and tomorrow is Candlemas. This obscure Christian festival marks the day when the baby Jesus was supposed to have been presented at the temple at Jerusalem, and was recognised by Simeon and Anna as the Messiah. But why is it called Candlemas? February 2nd is exactly halfway between the …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire:   Palaeolithic hand-axe (BUC-C48B16): a flint hand-axe, worked on both faces. Iron Age razor …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Berkshire

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 Berkshire:   Iron Age strap fitting (SUR-1C54E3): a copper alloy strap fitting, possibly from a …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Avon

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 Avon: Roman brooch (GLO-5F0AE3): a Colchester derivative T-shaped brooch made from copper alloy and dated …more

Rutland County Pages launched!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Rutland County Pages. Rutland is our smallest county but it is packed with archaeology, from the Upper Palaeolithic hyena den to coin hoards from the civil war. Learn more about visiting Rutland’s heritage sites or explore archaeological finds from Rutland reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Wendy Scott …more