Cheshire Find of the Month – November 2021

The subject of this month’s find of the month is a late Iron Age fob / dangler (c.200BC-AD100) from Marbury cum Quoisley, Cheshire East. Recorded under LVPL-945FF9. Fobs/danglers like this one are uncommon finds, with less than 80 identified on the PAS database. It seems there is an interesting cluster around the North Wales-Cheshire-Shropshire borders. …more

Cheshire Find of the Month – October 2021

This is the first of a ‘Find of the Month’ series for Cheshire which aims to highlight some of the exciting finds that are being recorded with the PAS from Cheshire. It’s been a slow restart since the country was first put into lockdown in March 2020, but we’re starting to have some intriguing finds …more

Grant for Studying PAS Finds from Cheshire

Chester Archaeological Society is now accepting applications for a grant to support the study of archaeological finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) from Cheshire. The study should investigate objects, or groups/ type of objects reported to the PAS from Cheshire and adjoining areas. The results of the study will be produced in the …more

New Publication on Early Medieval Finds from Cheshire

Each year the Chester Archaeological Society kindly invites the FLO for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to write an article for their annual journal to discuss the key finds reported to the PAS from Cheshire for the previous year. This year’s volume also includes an assessment of the Early Medieval finds reported to the PAS …more

PAS at 1.5m Finds: Top Finds from Cheshire Part 2 – Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton

Welcome to Top Finds from Cheshire Part 2 of 2. Part 1 looked at finds of note from Cheshire West and Chester, and this addition will be looking into finds from Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton. These blog posts are looking back through some of the amazing finds that have been recorded to the PAS …more

PAS at 1.5m Finds: Top Finds from Cheshire Part 1, Cheshire West and Chester

After 23 years, the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has reached the milestone of recording 1.5 million objects. To celebrate this immense achievement, this blog is going to highlight some favourite finds, from different broad periods, that have been recorded from Cheshire. As Cheshire is a county with a wealth of interesting finds, two blog posts have been produced. This first one will be highlighting some of the amazing finds …more

Meet Your New FLO

My name is Heather Beeton and I’ve recently taken over from Ben Jones as the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. I’m based at the Museum of Liverpool but my role will take me all over the three counties, identifying and recording archaeological objects discovered by the public. I’ve …more

Finds Days Are Back On!

Our new Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Heather Beeton, will begin hosting Finds Days this week. She’ll be at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral on Saturday 12th October 10:30-13:30. She will be hosting Finds Days at various other local museums across the region including the Museum of Liverpool, Manchester Museum, …more

Finds Days on hold until we Find a FLO!

Please note there is currently no Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The role has been advertised and we hope to have a new FLO appointed by October. Finds Days are currently suspended until the next FLO is in post. If you have Treasure to record please contact PAS@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk …more

The Poole Hoard (part 4)

The Poole Hoard is made up of 1496 Roman nummi, 5 debased radiates and a few fragments of pottery. The hoard was found in 2016 and excavated by archaeologists from the Museum of Liverpool alongside the local FLO. You can find out about the discovery in our first blog of the series The Poole Hoard …more