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

Congratulations Carl and Matt!

Congratulations to two numismatists and PAS volunteers Carl Savage and Matt Ball!! Both Carl and Matt have been awarded Chester Archaeological Society’s grant supporting the study of PAS finds from Cheshire. Chester Archaeological Society wish to encourage the study and publication of objects (or groups/types of object) reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme from Cheshire and …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

The Buerton Sundial Hoard

One of the most exciting finds from Cheshire in 2015 comes from the parish of Buerton. It is this fantastic wooden sundial found with a lovely hoard of silver coins of Elizabeth I and one of Mary.             The hoard consists of one silver groat of Mary, (1553-1554) and eleven …more