PAS: Review of Finds – w/e 19 March 2021

PAS: Finds Review - to 19 March 2021

Here is my pick of the finds recorded on the PAS database in the previous week. A total of 225 finds were recorded in the week to 19 March 2021. This week’s reported finds are from possibly as early as 8500 BC through to Medieval.

Featured find

Knife

Photos: Bristol County Council, CC By SA 2.0

PAS ID: GLO-481969

Found: North Somerset on 14 March 2021

A Roman folding knife with a copper-alloy handle and iron blade.

The handle depicts a scene of three people. A naked woman is sat on the shoulders of a smaller kneeling person with her legs on the shoulders of a standing male figure.

Other Finds

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Debitage

Debitage
Photo: Bristol City Council

PAS ID: GLO-227953

Found: South Gloucestershire in January/February 2021

It is described as a chance find during metal detecting.

Debitage is the material produced during the process of and the production of chipped stone tools or weapons.

This piece has been dated to 8500BC – 2200BC

Fishing Weight

Fishing weight
Photo: National Museum Wales

PAS ID: WREX-0C7009

Found: Denbighshire in 2019

A medieval lead weight. It was probably used as a fishing weight and may have been used to weigh down nets.

Awl

Bronze Age Awl
Photo: Phil Harding

PAS ID: LEIC-5045A1

Found: Melton, Leicestershire 

A Bronze Age awl. An awl is a pointed rod-like tool. It is presumed to have been used to perforate leather.

Toothpick

Toothpick
Photo: Surrey County Council

PAS ID: SUR-370A87

Found: Milton Keynes

Roman copper-alloy implement, possibly used as a toothpick.

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