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 on display at Congleton Museum 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 …more

New Finds Day at Nantwich Museum

Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Ben Jones will be hosting a new Finds Day at Nantwich Museum. The finds day will run on a Saturday every three months from 10.00-1.00. Ben will be recording objects from Prehistory to 1700s which found in England or Wales. The first finds day at Nantwich …more

Grant to support the study of Portable Antiquities Scheme finds from Cheshire

Chester Archaeology Society wishes to encourage the study and publication of objects (or groups/types of object) reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme from Cheshire and adjoining areas, to ensure that their potential contribution to the understanding of the archaeology and history of the county is realised. It is therefore offering a grant of £700 every …more

Cheshire’s Treasure

On this day 20 years ago the 1996 Treasure Act came into force. This important Act allows museums across the country to acquire Treasure items for their collection, curating them and protecting them for the nation. Items which are 10% or more precious metal and over 300 years old are officially ‘Treasure’. For coins, two …more

Martinian & Fausta emerge from the Poole Hoard (part 3)

Conservation and excavation of the Poole hoard is continuing, with work now on-going on the smaller clod. From this clod a rare coin has emerged, a nummus of Martinian who was the Roman emperor from July to September AD 324. Martinian is depicted on the obverse of the coin wearing a radiate crown and reads …more