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

I survived my first rally!

I’ve been really lucky to have been working with Vanessa for nearly 12 months as her Intern and over that period I feel like I have dealt with the whole range of PAS “jobs” – treasure cases, metal detector clubs, finds surgeries and photoshopping.  Vanessa thought it would be “good for me” to experience a …more

Processing finds for PAS

Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Finds Liaison Officer, Vanessa Oakden, photographing finds and editing the images; producing clear images to be uploaded onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) database. What has been particularly interesting is the amount of strange and wonderful objects I’ve had the opportunity to handle – ranging …more

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…

There must be some truth in this old and well used adage because it is one of the oldest proverbial sayings in the English language and there are many citations of it; the earliest example in print is in John Fitzherbert’s ‘The Boke of Husbandry, 1534’, when even then it was regarded, “an old saying”. …more

Recording finds in Chester

Today I was visiting the Grosvenor Museum in Chester where I hold finds day on the second Friday of each month. My day started well with a queue of three visitors as soon as the doors were open. The first finder was a local metal detectorist who frequently records his finds on the PAS database. …more