Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

50 Finds from Staffordshire

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Availability: In stock

Author: Teresa Gilmore

50 Finds from Staffordshireis part of the ‘50 Finds’ series, highlighting the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This scheme records archaeological finds made by members of the public, often metal detectorists. It focuses predominantly on finds older than 300 years and, through this recording, our archaeological knowledge of the county has increased significantly. Some finds, like the Staffordshire Hoard and the Leekfrith Torcs, have been rewriting the history books.

The majority of these recorded finds remain in private ownership, but some have been acquired by the regional museums, mostly thanks to the Treasure Act 1996. This book highlights some of the key finds that have shed a light on human activity through the ages, from Palaeolithic hand axes to Roman coins, from Saxon treasures to Post-Medieval sundials. Each find has its own story to tell, which fits within the history of Staffordshire.

Book ISBN 9781445675480

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 150


Newsletter Signup

Top 5 Sellers


Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register