The Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales: Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS Cymru)

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) encourages the reporting of archaeological items found by metal detectorists and other members of the public in England and Wales which are not covered by the Treasure Act 1996.

Thousands of objects are discovered by metal detectorists in Wales each year, including 20-30 items declared as Treasure.

PAS makes finds records accessible to the public via a searchable online database containing information on over a million objects.



23 May 2018, Behind the scenes with Brecon’s metal detectorists
11 May 2018, Student work placement: A week of archaeological journalism
5 April 2018, Discovering Roman coins with Eirini
21 March 2018, What happens at a treasure hearing
16 March 2018, Discovering Ancient Greek coins with Eirini

Recent Finds:

Saving Treasure (ST no.) Objects Period
2017.28 Coin association (4 coins - henry viii & elizabeth Post-Medieval
2017.27 Silver annular brooch Medieval
2017.26 Gold finger ring with mercury intaglio Roman
2017.25 Silver gilt finger ring fragment Medieval
2017.24 Hoard (2 objects); bronze flat axe and bronze axe-chisel Early Bronze Age

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