Yorkshire Finds Published in Britannia

Roman enamelled vessel

A round-up of the most interesting Roman finds recorded by PAS in 2016 has recently been published in Britannia by our Roman National Finds Adviser, Sally Worrell. It features several special finds from Yorkshire. A beautiful and colourful enamelled copper-alloy vessel was found at Eastrington (YORYM-20B68C). The handle bears the inscription VTERE FELIX (meaning ‘Use with …more

20 Years of Treasure

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the Treasure Act 1996 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this time over 11,000 Treasure finds have been reported under the Act, presenting local museums with an opportunity to acquire important objects from all periods of British history. Treasure objects, including those not acquired …more

Meet The Intern

  Hello, my name is Lydia Prosser and I’m currently the Headley Trust Intern to Becky Griffiths, the Finds Liaison Officer for North and East Yorkshire. I’ve only been doing this job for three weeks but I have already learnt so much, not least how to spell ‘liaison’ (with two ‘i’s!). My main job is …more

The Wold Newton Hoard

(York Museums Trust (Yorkshire Museum) [CC By-SA 4.0]

In September 2014 Lauren Proctor, who works for the Scheme in the North East, was contacted by an excited metal detector user who informed her he had discovered a hoard of Roman coins. The finder, David Blakey, described a ceramic pot brimming with copper coins from a field near the village of Wold Newton, East …more

50 Finds From Yorkshire

Amy Downes and Rebecca Griffiths’ new book ’50 Finds from Yorkshire: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme’ has recently been published. 50 Finds from Yorkshire considers the spectacular and the everyday finds which help to reveal Yorkshire’s hidden past. The region has been at the heart of English History for over 2,000 years and has …more