News from the Portable Antiquities Scheme An rss feed of news stories from the Scheme Sat, 08 May 2021 11:49:31 +0100 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.21dev (http://framework.zend.com) https://finds.org.uk Roman civilisation travelled further than history books tell us Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:15:23 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/216 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/216 info@finds.org.uk (Danielle Wootton/ 360 Production) Danielle Wootton/ 360 Production Viking coin hoard found in Furness, Cumbria Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:40:42 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/215 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/215 info@finds.org.uk (Barrow Council (modified for content)) Barrow Council (modified for content) British Museum reports large increase in archaeological finds found by the public Tue, 24 May 2011 18:17:16 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/214 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/214 info@finds.org.uk (British Museum press staff) British Museum press staff Day of Archaeology 2011 The Portable Antiquities Scheme is proud to be supporting "The Day of Archaeology 2011", a social media based project that will allow archaeologists working all over the world to document what they do on one day, July 29th 2011. This date coincides with the "Festival of British Archaeology", which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011 and is one of the hundreds of events being held to celebrate archaeology in the UK and beyond.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:30:51 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/213 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/213 info@finds.org.uk (Daniel Pett) Daniel Pett
God, for Harry, England and St George The immortal words attributed to Henry V (1413-22) at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), in Henry V (Act III) by William Shakespeare. St George became popular in England following the Crusades: a vision of him riding with horsemen in white appeared at the Battle of Antioch (1098). By the end of the C14th the feast of St George (23 April) - also the date of Shakespeare’s death - was observed as a national holiday, and after Henry V’s victory over the French at Agincourt, St George’s Day became a major festival, alongside Easter and Christmas. By then George had largely displaced St Edward the Confessor and St Edmund as England’s patron saint.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:57:43 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/212 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/212 info@finds.org.uk (Michael Lewis) Michael Lewis
The Hackney Hoard On 18 April 2011 the Coroner for Inner North London will resume an inquest in relation to a hoard of American gold dollars found in Hackney in 2007. The hoard consists of 80 coins which were minted in the United States between 1854 and 1913. They are all $20 denominations of the type known as ‘Double-Eagle’ and the find is totally unprecedented in the United Kingdom. The hoard was discovered in the back garden of a property in Hackney and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme but in a unique twist to the story a likely descendent of the original owner of the coins has been found.

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Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:37:18 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/211 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/211 info@finds.org.uk (British Museum Staff) British Museum Staff
Scheme's website wins a Best of the Web award The Scheme's website was honoured at the 2011 Museums and the Web conference in Philadelphia in the best research/online collection category.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:45:44 +0100 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/210 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/210 info@finds.org.uk (Daniel Pett) Daniel Pett
Staffordshire Hoard Symposium papers released The papers presented at the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium, held at the British Museum in March 2010 are available on the Scheme's website. These have been edited by Helen Geake.

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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:38:40 +0000 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/209 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/209 info@finds.org.uk (Daniel Pett) Daniel Pett
Frome Hoard of Roman coins saved for nation Today, the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) is delighted to announce a grant of £294,026 to the Museum of Somerset that will ensure the Frome Hoard will remain in Somerset, where it was discovered. A total of £320,250 was needed to keep Britain’s largest collection of silver and bronze Roman coins ever to be unearthed in a single container in Somerset. A further £100,000 has also been raised for its conservation.

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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:36:23 +0000 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/208 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/208 info@finds.org.uk (The Art Fund) The Art Fund
Archaeologist of the Year and Rescue Excavation awards at CA Live 2011 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:19:37 +0000 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/207 https://finds.org.uk/news/story/207 info@finds.org.uk (Daniel Pett) Daniel Pett