PAS: Finds Review - to 12 March 2021
Here is my pick of the finds recorded on the PAS database in the previous week. A total of 164 finds were recorded in the week to 12 March 2021. This week’s reported finds demonstrate the wide age range of finds recorded, from a Bronze Age axe head to a First World War medal.
The piece in the Featured Find was announced this week by the Treasure Registrars as being donated by the detectorist who found it.
PAS ID: NMS-43995A
Found: Norfolk in 2017
A Medieval silver seal matrix inscribed with + WILL’I CAPITI · CREDITE · SICVTEI, “Trust in William’s head, just as he does“
Donated to Museum
The Treasure Registrars announced this week that the detectorist who found this piece has waived his reward under the Treasure Act and donated the piece to Norwich Castle.
First War World Campaign Medal
PAS ID: SUR-CB84D2
Spindle whorls are common detecting finds. Some 8,000 have been recorded with the PAS.
They were used with wooden drop spindles to the spindle momentum in the spinning of fibres into yarn. This techniques was used from the Iron Age through to the 16th Century, which makes dating difficult.
This one has been dated to AD43 – AD1650