PAS 15 – Finds from the West Midlands

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 the West Midlands:

Image of seven archaeological finds from the West Midlands.
A selection of finds from the West Midlands.

Roman figurine (WAW-C54295): A Romano-British horse-and-rider statuette.

Post-medieval mount (WMID-F13B24): A lead alloy heraldic mount of a wyvern or dracontile.

Early Medieval pendant (WMID-4241F2): A gold pendant with two Style II animal heads depicted on it.

Medieval seal matrix (WMID-99B743): A copper alloy seal matrix depicting a crowned Mary on the throne with Christ on her knee.

Post-medieval dental plate (YORYM-DEF0E2): A gold dental plate.

Medieval pendant (BM-1F56EE): A gold pendant crudely engraved with the head of Jesus.

Bronze Age spearhead (WMID-9975DA): A copper alloy pegged spearhead.