PAS 15 – Summer Finds

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 on the theme of travelling and faraway places:


Image of seven archaeological finds from other countries found in the UK.
A selection of finds related to travel and places overseas. Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme, Licence: CC-BY.


Modern tobacco pipe (BUC-282AE0): a ceramic tobacco pipe from Zambia.

Early Medieval brooch (WMID-D27DCC): a gold brooch from southern Scandinavia.

Post-medieval pilgrim pendant (YORYM-7CE642): a jet pendant representing pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Post-medieval coin (CAM-517A84): a Chinese coin of the Kangxi reign, minted in Zhejiang.

Post-medieval coin (IOW-8596C9): a 3-Falus coin of Muhammad IV of Morocco.

Medieval coin (SWYOR-4A74F1): a 2 Gani coin of the Sultans of Delhi, India.

Medieval coin brooch (NMS-F0E038): an Italian silver grosso from Bergamo that has been turned into an annular brooch.