Yorkshire Artefacts and Coins

Finds Surgeries 2020

Coronavirus: Important Information

Following government advice, all Portable Antiquities Scheme events and outreach work in Yorkshire are cancelled until further notice. PAS staff will no longer meet finders in person.

Most Portable Antiquities Scheme staff, including Finds Liaison Officers, will remain contactable by email, so therefore can advise on the recording of finds or the reporting of Treasure. We ask finders to hold on to their finds (keeping a good record of the findspot in accordance with the Code of Practice for Responsible Metal-Detecting in England and Wales) for full recording at a later date.

Under the Treasure Act 1996, it is a legal obligation for the finder to report potential Treasure. For new finds of potential Treasure, finders should notify their local Finds Liaison Officer and/or the British Museum treasure team (in England) by email, with photographs of the object and full details of the findspot, finders’ and landowners’ details, and await further instruction. The neccessary precautions mean there may be delays in the Treasure process. We thank everyone involved in the process for their understanding, patience and cooperation during this time.

To follow the latest government social distancing guidance, advising everyone to stay at home to save lives and protect the NHS, do not metal detect during the current situation.

Explore finds from Yorkshire by searching on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database.These links will take to you to some database search results for artefacts and coins found in Yorkshire:


Palaeolithic finds
Mesolithic finds
Neolithic finds
Bronze Age finds
Iron Age finds
Roman finds
Early-medieval finds
Medieval finds
Post-medieval finds
Modern finds


Iron Age coins
Roman coins
Early-medieval coins
Medieval coins
Post-medieval coins
Greek & Roman coins
Byzantine coins

The Vale of York Viking Hoard
2017 T2 (SWYOR-AECB53): The Vale of York Viking Hoard
 Copper-alloy Roman statue fragment
YORYM-F46085: Copper-alloy Roman statue fragment
Bronze Age Hoard
2013 T583 (YORYM-958D05): Bronze Age Hoard
Copper-alloy Medieval pilgrim badge
LVPL-6B1F98: Copper-alloy Medieval pilgrim badge
Copper-alloy enamelled Roman patera
YORYM-20B68C: Copper-alloy enamelled Roman patera
Anglo-Saxon gold shilling
YORYM-504283: Anglo-Saxon gold shilling