Finds Day Survey – Results

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our Finds Day survey. We had 45 answers which has given us plenty to think about. There were several reasons for doing this survey. The first one being that Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is closed for a significant length of time, so one of our main …more

West Mids PAS Team Newsletter – Issue 2

Merry Christmas from us all. We hope you will be able to spend Christmas with your families after what has been a very strange year. We have got used to new ways of working from home and meeting with finders when the restrictions allow. But we do hope we can get back to meeting with …more

West Midlands PAS Team Newsletter – Issue 1

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You never know what you might find doing a spot of gardening, but what should you do if you find an object on your own land?

The large majority of finds recorded by The Portable Antiquities Scheme are discovered by metal detectorists, however we also see artefacts found by members of the public and gardeners. You may recall the object voted number one in the series entitled Britain’s Secret Treasures was a Lower Paleolithic flint handaxe made more than half a million …more

Minted in Coventry in AD 1465

Thanks are extended to Duncan Slarke (Staffordshire & West Midlands FLO 2007-2009) who did the majority of the work on this back in February 2009. This is an update of his work. During the initial three years of his first reign, Edward IV (1461-1470) struck money according to the weight and standards of his predecessor, …more