PAS Finds: week ended 14 January 2022

PAS Finds: week ended 14 January 2022

My pick of the 448 finds recorded at the PAS during the week.

Featured Find

Early Anglo-Saxon saucer brooch

Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 17/10/2021
Location: Siddington, Gloucestershire

A copper-alloy saucer brooch dating to AD450-5 50 that has been gilded on the interior of the saucer. These brooches were worn in pairs on the shoulders by women or girls; gilded saucer brooches have been found in female graves in every part of southern and central England.

In this case the matching pair was found at the same time and recorded at the PAS as GLO-6A87D9

Selection of other finds

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Roman swastika brooch

A Roman plate brooch dating to AD 180-350. Although widespread across the Roman world, this type of brooch is a rare find in Britain with only a few being recorded at the PAS. This is the first found in Somerset and considered a Find of Note: Regional Importance.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Momento Mori Finger Ring

A gold mourning ring inscribed on the inside with “R. Blackall: obt 29 Mar 1730 α 33“. As this is just less than 300 years old, it does not qualify as treasure.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Roman button and loop fastener

This button and loop fastener probably dates to the mid first century AD. It is unusual because of the addition and design of the boss, which still retains some enamel. It is a Find of Note
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Early medieval stirrup strap mount

A stirrup strap mount dating to c 11th Century of Williams Class A, Type 10. It is a Find of Note: County importance
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