Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 2003/4 launched by Arts Minister

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Today (Tuesday 26 October 2004) Estelle Morris (Minister of State for the Arts) launched the Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 2003/4 and the Treasure Annual Report 2002 at London’s Roman Amphitheatre.

Both reports outline recent archaeological discoveries, most of which have been found by the public, including a post-medieval witch bottle from Navenby in Lincolnshire, a medieval silver brooch from Pitsford in Northamptonshire and a hoard of Iron Age coins found at Thurnham in Kent. These were amongst several objects on display at the launch. Estelle Morris also had the opportunity to speak to finders and learn more about the work of the Scheme and its Finds Liaison Officers.

The launch highlighted the importance of the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Finds Liaison Officers in encouraging the reporting of Treasure and other archaeological finds for public benefit, as well as giving the public the opportunity to get involved and learn more about archaeology and the past. 

There will be more news on this story tomorrow…

Click here if you would like to download a pdf of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 2003/4 or the Treasure Annual Report 2002.

Click here for the press releases published about the event by the Department of Culture, Media & Sport and the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council.

Click here if you would like to see images of the finds on display at the press launch or learn more about them.


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