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 Somerset:
Ancient Egyptian figurine (SOM-18AD04): a Late Period to Ptomelaic Period figurine of Osiris, c. 700BC.
Post-medieval vervel (SOM-E93B19): a silver hawking vervel inscribed with the name John Strangewayes.
Roman vessel mount (SOM-B6E28A): a copper alloy vessel mount in the shape of a two-faced Janus head.
Post-medieval token (SOM-171DDD): a copper penny token issued by Messrs Cox of Taunton.
Medieval coin (WILT-D9F3B1): a gold noble of Edward III.
Early Medieval coin (SOM-0116F5): a silver sceat issued in Hamwic, Anglo-Saxon predecessor of Southampton.
Neolithic arrowhead (SOM-E20B25): a flint leaf-shaped arrowhead.