PAS Finds: week ended 27 August 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 27 August 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 27 August 2021. There were 219 finds recorded in this week including 4 items of Treasure and 9 Finds of Note.

Featured Find

Silver denarius of Carausius

Photo: The British Museum CC By SA2.0 (adapted)
Period: Roman
Date found: 22/08/2021
Location: North Kesteven, Lincolnshire

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed head right. Reverse: Cow standing right, being milked by milk-mild maid seated left. It is believed that there is only one other example of this combination of obverse and reverse. That example is poorly preserved. This is a very important coin and has been designated a Find of Note.

Selection of other finds

Photo: National Museums Liverpool CC By SA4.0

Anglo-Saxon Brooch

The brooch depicts a bird holding a branch on a champlevé background. The bird is surrounded by swirls of coloured enamels. Only a few of this type of brooch are known and this has been designated a Find of Note
Photo: Garry Crace CC By SA2.0

Edward IV penny forgery

This rather crude forgery is similar in appearance to coins of the Queenhithe hoard. In February 1980, a hoard of 495 similar forgeries was found near Queenhithe Dock, London.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Roman flower shaped brooch

A copper alloy brooch, inlaid with red and blue enamel, dating to AD 80 – 250. It is thought to have been a continental import and has been designated a Find of Note: County importance.
Photo: Dyfed Archaeological Trust CC By SA2.0

Gunter’s chain talley

A chain measuring 22 yards and divided into 100 links was designed by English clergyman Edmund Gunter in 1620 to accurately measure land. A tag was attached at every 10 links. The three points of this tag indicate that it was the marker for 30 links.
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