A busy and intriguing week so far at South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil.
As we write, we are in the middle of our quarterly Archaeological Finds Afternoon with the Somerset Finds Liaison Officer. A number of notable finds were brought in to be identified and a selection previously identified were returned. We have an image below of some of the finds brought in, found near Crewkerne, Somerset.
These are: an iron age coin; two Medieval coins; an 11th century buckle; a late Saxon hooked tag; Roman coins and a Roman brooch and a mystery item!
The Finds Afternoon is another use of CHAC, which helps a variety of people to access a thought-provoking and fascinating service and also emphasises responsible collecting – specifically recording the details of what an object is; where it was found and when and how – with the Finds Liaison Officer possibly able to provide an identification and a suggestion as to why the object ended up where it was found.
Image courtesy of The Somerset Finds Liaison Officer.