Ten years of treasures
Press Release: 11/08/2009
A selection of archaeological treasures from across Hampshire went on display this month in the foyer of
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.
The finds on display at the Guildhall were all made by members of the public, and subsequently acquired by or donated to
Since 1999, over 16,000 artefacts found by people in Hampshire have been recorded by the Scheme. In the last 12 months alone over 2,000 finds have been logged with the help of Kath Creed, an intern funded by the Headley Trust.
Rob Webley, the Hampshire Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison
Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and Sport at Winchester City Council congratulated the Scheme on ten years of identifying and recording these fascinating finds: “The responsible recording of this impressive number of Hampshire finds is really adding to our knowledge of life in the past. I am delighted to have the Hampshire Finds Liaison Officer based in
The objects will be on show until