PAS Finds: week ended 10 September 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 10 September 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 10 September 2021. There were 296 finds recorded in this week including 2 items of Treasure and 3 Finds of Note.

Featured Find

Eadberht Præn, penny

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 04/09/2021
Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

A silver penny of Eadberht Præn, king of Kent, dating to AD 796-798. Obverse reads: EAD/BERHT/REX. Reverse reads: AESNE giving the moneyer as Aesne with the mint being Canterbury. This is believed to be the only example of this combination of king, moneyer and reverse. It has been designated a Find of Note: National Importance. 

Selection of other finds

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Brooch of an Edward III noble

A brooch cast from a mould of a Edward III Treaty period noble. It was found near the Oxford Colleges with a date of production only a few years after the St Scolastica Day riots, which was sparked by some students complaining about the quality of wine in an Inn. In the aftermath, Edward III came down on the side of the university. Hence, it is suggested that this brooch may have been worn by a professor of student.
Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Miniature Roman axe

A miniature copper-alloy socketed axe weighing only 5g. Although it resembles a Bronze Age axe it is a Roman pendant or votive piece.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Mount from a shield or lyre

Dating to c. 7th century this is thought to be a mount from either the apex of a Anglo-Saxon shield or a lyre. Similar mounts were found fitted to lyres in graves, including Sutton Hoo, although these examples were gilded.
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