PAS Review: week ended 16 July 2021

PAS Review: week ended 16 July 2021

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 16 July 2021. There were 135 finds recorded in this week including 4 items of treasure and 3 Finds of Note.

Featured Find

Bronze Age Dagger

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Dagger
Period: Bronze Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 28/03/2021
Location: Chichester, West Sussex

A Camerton-Snowshill type dagger dating from the early Bronze Age (c. 1600-1400 BC). Its name is derived from finds from two later Wessex Culture burials: Camerton in Somerset and Snowshill in Gloucestershire. These daggers are often deposited within burials.

Selection of other finds

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Homemade finger ring

An unusual finger ring made from three strands of copper alloy. The “tying the knot” design indicates that it is a homemade wedding ring.
Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0

Medieval finger ring

This  Medieval, silver gilt gem-set finger ring is engraved with X EƵVS NASA REX. This is an abbreviation of IESVS NAZARNVS REX which means Jesus of Nazareth King. It has been submitted for consideration as Treasure.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Pope Paolo II, terzo di grosso

This silver terzo di grosso (1/3 groat) is only the second coin of Pope Paolo II recorded by PAS and has been designated a Find of Note. The obverse shows crossed keys over the shield of Paolo. On the reverse is St. Peter and St. Paul facing each other. The mint mark, an f inside an oval with a cross above, is that of Francesco Nicolai, mint master of Ancona.
Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Medieval Ferrule

A silver ferrule dating to 1450 – 1550, which has now been flattened. As it is silver, it has been submitted for consideration as Treasure.
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