PAS Finds: week ended 24 September 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 24 September 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 2 April. There were 382 finds recorded in this week. There was one Treasure find, comprising 3 Roman coins, and 5 Finds of Note.

Featured Find

19th century mourning ring

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Ring
Period: Modern
Primary material: Gold
Date found: 01/05/2021
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

A gold and copper alloy mourning ring dating from 1829. On the outer face in gothic script: “IN MEMORY OF” and on the inner face in italic lettering “B C Coates Ob’ 9 Feb’ 1829 a’ 48”. Mourning rings were produced for friends and family of the deceased. 

Selection of other finds

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Token

A 1797 cartwheel penny of George III, counter-stamped on both sides: S.LEADER / SUTTON.WASH. The finder has researched this and identified the location as Sutton Wash, now Sutton Bridge and the probable issuer as Samuel Leader (1787-1870). Leader was a local blacksmith from 1818 to 1834.
Photo: David Lange CC By SA2.0

Anglo-Saxon dress hook

An double sharp-hooked dress hook (sometimes called a shroud hook), dating to the 8th to early 9th century AD. It has a drilled hole, which may have been used for suspending a chain or a cord
Photo: Derby Museums Trust CC By SA2.0

Miniature Roman axe

A Roman miniature axe, measuring only 25mm in length. It is presumed to be a votive to be offered at a temple or shrine.
Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0

Roman lock bolt

A near complete Roman lock bolt, dating from c. AD 43-410, which would have formed part of a tumbler lock. A key would slide into the cut-outs and release the lock when rotated.
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