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 drinking horn terminal (LANCUM-E89D32): a lion-headed silver terminal from an Early medieval drinking horn dating to the 10th or 11th century AD.
A medieval oil flask (LANCUM-B60611): a copper alloy flask from the Medieval period, probably used for holding Holy oil.
Roman bead (LANCUM-517458): a blue glass ‘Melon’ bead dating to the Roman period.
Viking silver hoard (LANCUM-FA14C8): a hoard of silver ingots and jewellery fragments, c. AD850-950.
Roman buckle (LANCUM-123688): a copper alloy buckle of the type used on Roman military sword belts.
Iron Age socketed axehead (LANCUM-3F7550): a decorated copper alloy socketed axehead dating to the Early Iron Age (800-600BC).