The Sheriffhales Seal Matrix

Hiding in plain sight, this find emphasises the connections between even an innocuous seeming object in a remote rural village, and one of history’s greatest crimes against humanity.

West Midlands Headley Trust Intern, Emily. Part Two: The Internship

Becoming a Headley Trust intern with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has taught me things that I had not anticipated. Whilst I had developed the basic skills necessary for the role whilst volunteering, I had not imaged working with the press a great deal (turns out when you have a piano of gold sovereigns reported …more

West Midlands Headley Trust Intern, Emily. Part one: In the Beginning

Hello! I’m Emily Freeman (MA Ancient History, MSc Museum Studies). I began as a volunteer with PAS in June 2016 when my role as Documentation Assistant for the Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museums Trust came to an end. My Masters degree, in Museum Studies, focused on artefacts and material culture and I have always wanted …more

The Nesscliffe Spoons – A Treasure 20 Find

Treasure 20 is a way for someone like me to revisit the most important archaeological objects reported locally through PAS. One of the most significant finds from Shropshire are the Nesscliffe Iron Age Spoons. A panel of experts have judged that these are one of the most important finds reported through the Treasure Act in …more

Meet the Volunteers: Abigail Cox

Hello, I’m Abigail Cox, (BSc Geology, MSc Volcanology and Geological Hazards). I started my first museum job as Graduate Curator of Natural Sciences at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre just over 11 months ago. I am also in the midst of undertaking an MSc in Museums Practice at University Centre Shrewsbury. As part of this I …more