February 2020

Finds of the month

Artefact of the Month

Winner

Nigel Terry

Silver annular ring brooch with intact silver pin. The brooch frame is comprised of two prone animals whose open mouths meet at the junction with the pin. The animals are very detailed with scales and folded feet evident. Possibly late Anglo Saxon/Scandinavian crossover or early Medieval.

2nd place

Ray Harcourt

Late Anglo Saxon ‘cogwheel brooch’ . Circular with an expanded cross within the circular frame. Rectangular tooth decoration around the circumference of the frame. 8th – 10th Century

3rd place

Nigel Terry

Gold post ring. Flat section hoop and the words ‘Feare God’ inscribed on the inside of the band. Probably 17th Century.

Coin of the Month

Winner

Ray Harcourt

William I (1066 – 1087) cut half silver penny. Possibly two Stars or Sword type. Legend not decipherable.

2nd place

Stephen Holmes

Silver penny of Henry II (1154 Р1189). Short cross type (1180 Р89). Class 1.  Moneyer Raul on Nor (thampton).

3rd place

Alan Hopkins

Silver penny of John (1199 – 1216) Short cross type. Class 4-5b. Moneyer Fulke on Lund (London)
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‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month

Winner

David Steadman

Complete circular base of Roman greyware pot, with small areas of the side walls evident.

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