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

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

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

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

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

Medieval Coins from Cheshire

My name is Carl Savage and I volunteer for the PAS by identifying medieval and post medieval coins. I work as a freelance field archaeologist and also a medieval and post medieval numismatist. This blog will focus on the medieval coin finds in Cheshire. Volunteering with the PAS is extremely useful for my research into …more

Finds from Home

Coming from Ireland but working in England I particularly enjoy when finds have a connection with home. The North West and Ireland have always had links and it should be of no surprise then when objects are handed in for recording which have been found in the North West with strong Irish parallels or links. …more

The Acton Hoard

The Acton Hoard was found at Acton, near Nantwich, in December 2014 by a local metal detectorist during a rally. It is a lovely little group of five silver denarii deposited within a lead cone shaped container with a lead disc stopper. The coins are all of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, dated AD 194–8. …more