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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day at CPAT

Groat of Henry VI; photo 2969-0005 © CPAT

Late October 2009 saw a new initiative at CPAT with the hosting of a Finds Day, an opportunity for metal detector users and others to pop in with any recent discoveries. Help with identification was available from staff (though seldom needed by our well informed visitors!) and the items were weighed, measured and recorded for the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. Twenty-four artefacts were brought in by four detector users amongst which was this groat (fourpence) of Henry VI found at Montgomery, Powys. Henry VI was king from 1422 to 1461 and from 1470 to 1471; his reigns were dominated by the Wars of the Roses.

Thank you to Derek, Nick, Graham and Roger for sparing the time to pop in to the CPAT office. If YOU are interested in bringing finds to the next Finds Day keep an eye on our Forthcoming Events page where we will announce the date of the next one; alternatively phone Jeff Spencer on 01938 553670.

Jeff Spencer, October 2009

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