PAS 15 – Volunteers Week 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 chosen by our volunteers to celebrate Volunteers Week:


Image of seven archaeological finds chosen by our volunteers.
A selection of finds chosen by our Volunteers. Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme, Licence: CC-BY.


Post-medieval harness mount (SUR-23EF78): gilded copper alloy mount bearing the arms of the House of Stuart.

Medieval buckle pin (PUBLIC-819484): copper alloy pin from a Medieval disc-on-pin buckle.

Medieval Scottish penny (LANCUM-C9254D): silver penny of David I of Scotland.

Early Medieval brooch (SUR-AB3160): copper alloy cloisonne brooch of Early Medieval to Medieval date.

Oyster shell (PUBLIC-015E0E): perforated oyster shell probably of Medieval date.

Bronze Age axehead (BERK-41E4C6): copper alloy palstave.

Roman vessel mount (KENT-04964F): copper alloy figurative vessel escutcheon.