PAS Review: week ended 6 August 2021

PAS Review: week ended 6 August 2021

A selection of PAS finds recorded in the week ended 6 August 2021 . There were 277 finds recorded in this week including one Find of Note and two Treasure finds.

Featured Find

Edward, Count of Bar, continental sterling

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Period: Medieval
Date found: 02/08/2021
Location: Chichester, West Sussex

This continental imitation of an Edward I penny was struck for Edward, Count of Bar (1302 – 1336), at the Saint Mihiel mint in France. The Count was the grandson of Edward I; his mother Eleanor was Edward I’s oldest surviving daughter. Bar, now named Barrois, is in present day Lorraine, North East France. The obverse reads: EDWAR CVENS DE BAR and the reverse: MON ETS MIC AEL. It is a rare coin and is the first example recorded on the PAS database. It has been designated a Find of Note: County importance.

Selection of other finds

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Medieval Annular Brooch

This silver annular brooch is thought to date to 1200 -1350. It is currently going through the Treasure process.
Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Roman nail cleaner

This Roman nail cleaner would have been one of several cosmetic tools (such as ear scoops and tweezers) attached to a single hoop, to form a portable set.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Medieval lamp hanger

This object dates to 1350 – 1500 and would probably have been used to suspend lamps inside buildings. The loops at the end of the arms would enable the lamps to be attached.
Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0

Rolled penny of John

A bit of a curiosity; this short cross penny of John has been neatly and tightly rolled. Given its weight and condition it would appear that this took place shortly after it was issued.
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