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 the ‘Dragonesque’ type.
Mesolithic debitage (DUR-0539D6): a series of flint flakes and production rejects dating to 9000-3450BC.
Medieval brooch (DUR-876052): a silver-gilt annular brooch with heraldic decorations.
Modern military badge (DUR-39434D): tin cap badge of the Light Infantry Regiment.
Anglo-Saxon scabbard mount (DUR-BA5975): a silver mount with gilding and garnet decoration.
Iron Age strap fitting (FAKL-19312B): a copper alloy strap fitting with enamel and glass decoration.
Medieval macehead (DUR-B9D6B8): a copper alloy macehead dating to AD1250-1400.