PAS 15 – Finds from Suffolk

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 Suffolk:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Suffolk.
A selection of finds from the county of Suffolk.

Palaeolithic point (SF-0BE51F): A Neanderthal flint blade point projectile.

Post-medieval spoon terminal (SF-0B2F53): A silver gilt spoon terminal from the 15th century depicting a Wildman with a club.

Early Medieval strap end (SF-3E1E14): A copper alloy strap end with zoomorphic terminal.

Post-medieval clog clasp (IOW-9AA4DE): A copper alloy clog clasp with floral decoration.  

Iron Age harness fitting (ESS-2EE2B8):  A copper alloy harness fitting.

Roman figurine (SF-99E3E4): A copper alloy figurine of an armoured rider on a horse.

Bronze Age point (SF6517): A bone point taken from the hind leg of a cow or bull.

PAS 15 – Donations from Finders

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 that were donated to museums by their finders:

Image of seven archaeological finds that were donated to museum by finders.
A selection of finds that have been donated to museums by their finders.

Early Medieval strap end (WILT-DB8D60): A silver strap end depicting two intertwined beasts.

Iron Age fob (SUR-8328CA): A copper alloy fob or dangler with birds on each terminal.

Roman finger ring (NLM-74D2F2): A silver finger ring with intaglio depicting Mars Gravidus.

Neolithic adze (NMS-E23509): A part-ground and polished flint adze.

Medieval brooch (BH-A55524): A silver brooch depicting two inward-facing dragons.

Bronze Age palstave (WILT-0323E2): A copper alloy palstave.

Post-medieval seal matrix (HAMP-38D344): A silver seal matrix bearing the coat of arms of Rev. Dr. Edward Layfield, who was Archdeacon of Essex in 1639.

PAS 15 – Finds from Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Staffordshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Staffordshire.

Palaeolithic handaxe (WMID-2D3554): A complete knapped quartzite handaxe from the Lower to Middle Palaeolithic period.

Medieval handle (WMID-F5BBFC): A copper alloy drop handle with dog-headed terminal, from a medieval vessel.

Roman gaming piece (LANCUM-E6101C): A copper alloy gaming piece.

Post-medieval finger ring (WMID-5FE9CD): A copper alloy finger ring in the shape of a belt and buckle.

Roman spear butt (WMID-C0BA48): A copper alloy ‘door-knob’ spear butt from a Roman or Early Medieval spear.

Iron Age brooch (LVPL-2F47CD): A copper alloy penannular brooch.

Roman coin (LEIC-F39AF3): A nummus of Constantine II, minted in Antioch.

PAS 15 – Finds from Somerset

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 Somerset:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Somerset.
A selection of finds from the county of Somerset.

Ancient Egyptian figurine (SOM-18AD04): a Late Period to Ptomelaic Period figurine of Osiris, c. 700BC.

Post-medieval vervel (SOM-E93B19): a silver hawking vervel inscribed with the name John Strangewayes.

Roman vessel mount (SOM-B6E28A): a copper alloy vessel mount in the shape of a two-faced Janus head.

Post-medieval token (SOM-171DDD): a copper penny token issued by Messrs Cox of Taunton.

Medieval coin (WILT-D9F3B1): a gold noble of Edward III. 

Early Medieval coin (SOM-0116F5): a silver sceat issued in Hamwic, Anglo-Saxon predecessor of Southampton.

Neolithic arrowhead (SOM-E20B25): a flint leaf-shaped arrowhead.

PAS 15 – Finds from Shropshire

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 Shropshire:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Shropshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Shropshire.

Medieval staff mount (WMID-902A21): a copper alloy mount from an ecclesiastical staff.

Iron Age brooch (HESH-B7DED5): a copper alloy La Tene II style brooch.

Neolithic axe hammer (HESH-191F76): a perforated axe hammer head made from picrite.

Medieval floor tile (HESH-0E5F4B): a ceramic floor tile depicting the Arma Christi or “Instruments of the Passion”.

Early Medieval hooked tag pair (HESH-24A9D4 and LVPL-A65F43): a silver mirrored pair of hooked tags in the Trewhiddle style. The tags were found separately, two years apart!

Iron Age fob (LVPL-78F55A): a copper alloy fob or dangler with a triskele motif.

Medieval mount (WMID-55BE81): a copper alloy mount in the shape of a dog or wolf’s head.

PAS 15 – Finds from Wales

This year marks 15 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a national scheme. Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating finds from across the country – a find a day for the whole year! Here are the finds we’ve chosen from Wales:

Image of seven archaeological objects found in Wales.
A selection of finds from Wales.

Iron Age stone head (WREX-DC5D73): a carved limestone head.

Medieval brooch (GAT-69425D): a copper alloy brooch in the shape of a Wyvern.

Bronze Age hoard (NMGW-3EA2A8): a hoard of copper alloy axeheads and spearheads.

Early Medieval sword belt mount (HESH-26E9D1): a gilded copper alloy mount in the Carolingian style.

Post-medieval printing plate (WREX-DA1FBD): a lead alloy letterpress printing plate with Welsh text.

Neolithic knife (NMGW-5D4879): a Neolithic flint knife that has been reworked into an awl.

Post-medieval mining token (WREX-FA7C5C): a copper alloy token issued by the Parys Mining Company in Anglesey.

PAS 15 – Finds from Rutland

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 Rutland:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Rutland.
A selection of finds from Rutland.

Early Medieval pendant (LEIC-47932A): a gold filigree disc pendant.

Medieval harness pendant (NARC-0766E9): a copper alloy pendant of a knight on horseback or a centaur.

Medieval laver mount (LEIC-B96215): a copper alloy mount in the shape of a woman’s head from a medieval laver (hand-washing basin)

Neolithic arrowhead (LEIC-B31DBC): a flint leaf-shaped arowhead.

Medieval coin (LEIC-FAF0D4): a silver groat of Richard III, minted 1483-5.

Early Medieval mount (LEIC-4199B9): a copper alloy mount with Salin Style I zoomorphic deocoration.

Post-medieval musket balls (PUBLIC-F14330): a group of lead alloy musket balls, probably from the English Civil War.

PAS 15 – Finds from Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Oxfordshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Oxfordshire.

Early Medieval brooch (SUR-8F3008) – a copper alloy circular brooch with traces of enamel remaining.

Roman miniature axe (BH-6D6F73) – a copper alloy votive axe.

Post-medieval spectacles (BERK-7F0834) – a pair of 17th century folding spectacles with carry case.

Early Medieval work box (OXON-1A54A6) – a copper alloy work box with incised decoration.

Bronze Age axehead (BERK-79C218) – a copper alloy socketed axehead of Ulleskelf type.

Post-medieval dagger pommel (BERK-FDF727) – a copper alloy dagger pommel from Tudor period.

Bronze Age razor (SUR-D8D06E) – a copper alloy razor blade.

PAS 15 – Finds from Nottinghamshire

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 Nottinghamshire:

Image of seven archaeological finds from Nottinghamshire.
A selection of finds from the county of Nottinghamshire.

Medieval bulla (NLM-4BE7E9): a lead bulla of Pope Clement VI.

Early Medieval bead (DENO-ABEF13): a glass bead of late Roman to early Anglo-Saxon date.

Mesolithic blade (SWYOR-0FFBF4): a retouched flint blade of late Mesolithic to early Neolithic date.

Roman finger ring (DENO-1E6A53): a copper alloy ring with a key bit.

Medieval mount (DENO-A5D203): a copper alloy mount in the shape of an eagle or phoenix.

Early Medieval mount (DENO-C91841): a gilded copper alloy mount.

Medieval buckle (DENO-791016): a copper alloy buckle with fleur-de-lis pin.

PAS 15 – Finds from Northumberland

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 Northumberland:

 

Image of seven archaeological finds that were found in Northumberland.
A selection of finds from the county of Northumberland.

 

Post-medieval sword hilt (DUR-1B4737):  a decorated copper alloy sword hilt or hand guard.

Medieval mirror case (YORYM-31BCE6): a copper alloy mirror case with punched decoration.

Roman mount (NCL-A38DF3): a copper alloy mount inlaid with enamel and millefiori.

Early Medieval brooch (DUR-6EA782): a fragment of a copper alloy cruciform brooch.

Medieval tumbrel (DUR-1BDD67): a copper alloy coin weighing balance.

Post-medieval token (NCL-B4F01A): a silver siege coin struck at Newark in 1645-46.

Mesolithic microliths (DUR-05A819): a group of eight flint scrapers.