PAS 15 – Finds from Tyne & Wear

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 Tyne & Wear:

Image of seven archaeological finds from the Tyne & Wear area.
A selection of finds from Tyne & Wear.

Post-medieval cannon ball (NCL-A1C882): A lead cannon ball, probably from the English Civil War c.1644.

Roman brooch (NCL-0CAA44): A copper alloy pelta-shaped plate brooch with coloured enamel infills.

Post-medieval token (NCL-E8BDD5): A lead or lead alloy trade token dated AD1500-1800 with anchor and rope on front. 

Roman coin hoard (DUR-507D5B): A Roman coin hoard containing coins of Mark Antony, Vitellius, Vespasian, Flavian and Domitian.

Medieval spindle whorl (DUR-223445): A decorated lead spindle whorl, dated AD1200-1500.

Unidentified object (NCL-833E75): A copper alloy object, probably Post-medieval but function unknown.