PAS 15 – Finds from Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire:


Image of seven archaeological finds founds in Derbyshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Derbyshire. Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme, Licence: CC-BY.


Roman disc brooch (DENO-836848): a copper alloy enamelled disc brooch dated AD100-200.

Neolithic axehead (DENO-60CCE4): a polished flint axehead dated c.4000-2200BC.

Post-medieval coin hoard (DENO-BBE206): a hoard of counter-marked silver coins, or ‘Cromford Dollars’.

Medieval finger ring (DENO-5C5DD3): a gold finger ring with turquoise gemstone.

Post-medieval token (PUBLIC-F6B035): a copper alloy 19th century token for ‘Hall and Allan’ merchants.

Late Medieval crucifix (SWYOR-132DB2): a silver crucifix depicting Christ on the cross on one side and the ‘Arma Christi’ on the reverse.

Medieval mirror case (DENO-2F6FC6): one half of a copper alloy mirror case with enamel decoration.