PAS Finds: week ended 5 November 2021

PAS Finds: week ended 5 November 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 5 November 2021. There were 317 finds recorded in this week

Featured Find

Iron Age/Roman socketed terminal fitting

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Mount
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 02/11/2021
Location: Burton, Hampshire

A cast copper alloy anthropomorphic socketed terminal fitting of late Iron Age to early Roman date. Although its exact function is unknown, it is thought to be a terminal from something like a flesh hook or a sceptre. Some similar objects on the PAS database have been ascribed to drinking horns. It has been designated a Find of Note.

Selection of other finds

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Harness pendant of the Bishops of Winchester

A quatrefoil Medieval harness pendant dating to around the 14th Century. The arms depict a sword crossed with a key upon a plain cross. The crossed sword and key are the symbols of St Peter and St Paul as seen on the arms of Bishops of Winchester. This suggests an attribution to a cleric or member of the Bishop’s household.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Medieval strap fitting

A  copper alloy anthropomorphic strap fitting or mount dating to around 1100. The PAS record suggests that although the size and fittings are reminiscent of Anglo Saxon shoe-shaped stud, the style is more in keeping with later Anglo-Scandinavian depictions of the human face.
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