November 2019Finds of the month
Artefact of the Month
Polyhedral, copper alloy sword pommel. facetted sides and a central, narrowing aperture through its centre. Medieval.
Small, copper alloy cross pendant with remains of loop. The arms of the cross expand out from the central point. Medieval.
Crude, lead talisman or possible plague token. Flat profile.It depicts a woman’s face and upper chest. The style looks late Medieval but more study needed.
Coin of the Month
Gold solidus of Anastasius I, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 491 – 518 A.D. He is remembered as an effective ruler, particularly in terms of minimising government corruption, effective tax laws and a bouyant economy. The coin features a facing bust with a jewelled, domed crown and impressive robes.
Harold II cut penny c.1066. Bust visible facing left with sceptre. Moneyer Cinric of Norwich. (The full inscription on the whole coin would have been “+HAROLD REX ANGLO / +CINRIC ON NORÐÞ”).
‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month
Assemblage of various stone types, some sedimentary and others igneous. Also, some fossil remains evident.