PAS Finds: week ended 8 April 2022

PAS Finds: week ended 8 April 2022

My selection of the detecting finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 8 April 2022.

Featured Find

16th century gold reliquary

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Reliquary
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Gold
Date found: 25/03/2022
Location: Winteringham

A lozenge shaped gold reliquary box. Given its age, it is now going through the Treasure process.

The PAS record cites the example of the Middleham jewel as indicating that the lozenge shape was deemed appropriate to sacred objects.

Middleham jewel

The Middleham jewel was found by detectorist Ted Seaton in 1985 near Middleham Castle, the northern home of Richard III.

Photo: Yorkshire Museum, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has been dated to the late 15th-century and is thought to have belonged to a close relative of Richard III.

Each side of the lozenge-shaped pendant is engraved with a religious scene.

 It was acquired by the Yorkshire Museum for £2.5 million and forms part of their permanent collection.

Selection of other finds

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0

Medieval crucifix

A copper alloy crucifix dating to AD 1250 – 1600. It would probably have been attached to a wooden cross and may have incurred the loss of the hand and feet when it was forcibly pulled from it. It is a Find of Note: County Importance.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0

Early medieval stirrup

A copper alloy stirrup dating to c. AD 1000 – 1100. The design includes a human face with a broad nose, slight smirk, globular eyes and a distinct hairstyle. Along the outer frame are double headed beasts. It has been designated a Find of Note: Regional Importance.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0

Early Bronze Age flanged axehead

A near-complete cast copper alloy developed axehead of Needham’s Class 4E dating to c. 1900BC – 1600BC. It has been designated a Find of Note: Regional Importance.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0

Gold Solidus of Constantius II

Reverse shows two Victories standing facing one another holding a wreath inscribed VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX. Mint of Trier. The PAS record indicates that this type has not been found before in Britain and has designated it a Find of Note.
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