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:
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.