PAS Finds: week ended 13 August 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 13 August 2021

My pick of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 13 August 2021. There were 224 finds recorded in this week. There was one item of Treasure but no Finds of Note

Featured Find

Medieval Candle Holder

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Candle Holder
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Lead alloy
Date found: 11/04/2013
Location: South Ferriby, Lincolnshire

A lead alloy candle holder dating to 1350 – 1400. The holes in the side are probably to enable that candle end to be removed. The object is undergoing further examination at a museum.

Selection of other finds

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Silver sewing ring

A cast silver sewing ring or open-topped thimble with a suggested date of 1630 – 1700. Given its age and material, it is being submitted for consideration as Treasure
Photo: Garry Crace CC BY SA4.0

Medieval Harness Pendant

A gilded copper alloy harness pendant dating to circa 1150 – 1350. It is spoon shaped with a scallop design.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Posy Ring

A gold posy ring with the inscription in italic script “God Knitt our hearts in faith“. The style of lettering has been used to date the ring to 1650 – 1800. However, it was considered most probable that the ring was less than 300 years old and therefore did not qualify as Treasure.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Aesica brooch

An almost complete copper alloy Aesica brooch dating to 1st Century AD. This type of brooch is named after a brooch found during the excavation of Aesica (now known as Great Chesters) fort on Hadrian’s Wall in 1894.
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