PAS 15 – Finds from Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Worcestershire.
A selection of finds from the county of Worcestershire (Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme, Licence: CC-BY).

Post-medieval strap fitting (WMID-42DE85): A copper alloy sword belt fitting in the shape of a snake.

Medieval harness pendant (WMID-A8450A): A copper alloy harness pendant with the Arms of the influential Despenser family.

Neolithic axehead roughout (YORYM-55A842): A stone Neolithic Langdale axe roughout – a roughly shape that would later be ground and polished into a finished axehead.

Roman vessel fragment (WAW-702E22): A body sherd of a Nene Valley Ware vessel.

Early medieval mount (WAW-F67243): A copper alloy mount with a human-like face.

Post-medieval knife (WAW-996D45): A copper alloy knife handle with back-to-back male and female figures.

Bronze Age wristband (WAW-FF9418): A tentatively-identified wrist guard or bracer for an archer.