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

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Please note: the findspot is accurate only to community level and does not pinpoint the actual location of the find. Not all objects acquired by museums will currently be on display - please contact the relevant museum to check on an object’s status.
Saving Treasure (ST no.) Objects Period
2018.07 Fragment of a silver medieval annular brooch Medieval
2018.06 A ribbed socketed axe fragment and a probable fragment of a plano-convex ingot, both of Late Bronze Age date Late Bronze Age
2018.05 Medieval silver annular brooch. Medieval
2018.04 Gold semi-worked fragment of probable Bronze Age date. Middle Bronze Age
2018.03 Silver penny of William Rufus, minted at Cardiff, 1090s. Medieval

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