PAS Finds: week ended 17 September
A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 17 September 2021. There were 326 finds recorded in this week. There was one item of Treasure and five Finds of Note.
Anglo-Saxon shield boss apex disc
An early Anglo-Saxon iron and copper-alloy gilded shield boss-apex disc dating to the 6th century AD. This decorative discs would have been soldered onto the shield boss.
In this image the design has been highlighted. It shows two quadruped animals, each with a raised front limb.
Shield apex discs are not commonly found objects and only a few are recorded at the PAS. There are no direct stylistic parallels for this example making it a ‘find of note’.