PAS Finds: week ended 29 October 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 29 October 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 29 October 2021. There were 269 finds recorded in this week

Featured Find

Iron Age Fob

Photo: National Museums Liverpool CC By SA4.0
Object type: Fob
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 26/10/2021
Location: Marbury, Cheshire east

An incomplete copper alloy ‘fob’ or ‘dangler’ dating from the late Iron Age to early Roman period (c 200BC-100AD). Triangular fob/danglers are very unusual. Theyir purpose is not fully understood; they may have been hung from items of equipment, personal apparel or harness decoration. This find has been designated a Find of Note: Regional Importance.

Selection of other finds

Photo: National Museum Wales

Medieval Figurine of Christ

A copper-alloy medieval figure of the crucified Christ. It is well made and solidly cast, modelled in three dimensions. It has been dated to the mid 13th-century 
Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0

Penny of Offa of Mercia

Penny of Offa of Mercia, light coinage, non portrait issue with cross crosslet obverse, dating to AD 765-792. Reverse reads BABA giving the moneyer as Babba. Mint is Canterbury. A Find of Note: County importance.
Photo: Somerset County Council CC By SA2.0

Roman zoomorphic buckle pin

A Roman buckle pin which uses the form of a bird and a bovine head in its design. This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Bronze Age Mace

A possible unfinished stone macehead of Bronze Age to Neolithic in date. This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance.
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