PAS 15 – Finds from 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

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

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

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

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

PAS 15 – Finds from Devon

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 Devon:   Post-medieval pot sherd (DEV-21E190): a fragment of North Devon sgraffito ware. Medieval finger …more

Powerful Anglo-Saxon Women

Today is International Women’s Day, and this year is the centenary of the first women voting in a UK general election. So I’d like to look today at a few objects that show us the power of Anglo-Saxon women, and where this power came from. We get hints of this power from written history, but …more

PAS 15 – Finds from Cumbria

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 Cumbria:     Roman denarius (LANCUM-3B51FE): a silver denarius of Hadrian, dated AD117-138. Early medieval …more