October 2019Finds of the month
Artefact of the Month
Anglo Saxon circular gold bracteate pendant. Made from gold foil with raised border, it has repousee decoration (stamped from the reverse) featuring sinewy animals. integral loop with grooves. 5th to 8th Century.
Bronze Age palstave axe. A small example in good overall condition. It features the usual flared, curved blade. 2500 – 600 B.C.
Roman cosmetic grinder. Shallow boat shaped with integral loop projecting from the underside. It has bull head terminals and incised dots along the upper edges. This type of object is thought to be exclusive to Great Britain. 1st Century B.C. to 1st Century A.D.
Coin of the Month
Henry 1 / Henry of Anjou penny. It has a left facing portrait with sceptre. Similar to J.J.North type 941. More investigation needed. 1100 – 1135?
Comonwealth halfpenny depicting a shield on both sides, one with a cross and the other a harp. no legend. 1649 – 1659.
‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month
White metal stylish costume brooch, found by Ann Greenisand whilst on holiday in the Dordogne region of France.