PAS Review: week to 16 April

PAS Review: week to 16 April

A round-up of some of the finds recorded at the PAS for the week ended 16 April. There were 226 finds recorded in this week

Featured Find

Handle

Photo: Garry Crace CC BY SA 4.0
Object type: Handle
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 11/04/2021
Location: Breckland, Norfolk

The handle is hollow and still had a woven fabric swatch inside. The figure appears to be in catholic clerical attire with a four cornered biretta hat and holding a looped beaded rosary. It is thought that the handle could have attached to different implements, possibly as part of the same set.

Selection of other finds

Photo: National Museums Liverpool CC By SA4.0

Iron Age – Roman toggle

A toggle dating from the late Iron Age to Roman (c 100 BC – AD 100) which was used to fasten one section of clothing to another.
Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0

Halfpenny of Edward the Elder

Obverse legend reads EADVVEARD Rxx . The reverse reads VVIII/+++/HARD indicating that the moneyer is Wulheard. Anglo-Saxon pennies are rare detecting finds and this is only the second example recorded by PAS.
Photo: Surrey County Council CC By SA2.0

Nail Cleaner

An incomplete nail cleaner dating to 1st to 2nd century AD.
Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By 2.0

Coin Weight

A coin weight for a Charles I Unite (20 shillings) as indicated by CARO REX on the obverse and XX on the reverse.
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