March 2020Finds of the month
Artefact of the Month
Roman “knee” brooch with pronounced bow. It has been heavily tinned, the surface of which remains. Mid 2nd to mid 3rd Century.
Lunate styled Medieval strap end. Floriate terminal surmounting the penannular face plate which has two curved arms that surround a central circular space. One arm is broken off. Deeply engraved geometric decoration. Remains of back plate and rivets remain. 13th /14th Century.
Heavy gauge handle featuring a hand grasping a horizontal bar. Evidence of the remains of an iron shaft or spindle protruding from the wrist end of the hand. Could be from a door or even a safe. This type of shaped handle is often found on such items. Victorian or slightly later.
Coin of the Month
Edward IV rose ryal. Light coinage 1464 – 70.King in ship facing with banner containing letter “E”. Possible letter “E” in waves below ship denoting York mint.
Edward the Confessor 1042 – 66. Cut quarter of a penny. Probable PACX type with sceptre.
‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month
Neolithic Flint Blade