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:
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.