The new Portable Antiquities Scheme report has been published

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It’s the 2019 report and was officially launched today.

They said:

* 81,602 finds were recorded; at the time of publication the PAS database (finds.org.uk/database) holds 1,511,589 objects and coins within 967,610 records.
* 4,143 individuals offered finds for recording, and almost 90% of finds were found by metal-detectorists.
* 1,311 Treasure cases were reported – a record year. It is hoped that many of these will be acquired by museums for public benefit.
* Interesting new Treasure finds include: a Bronze Age gold armring from St Bees, Cumbria (LANCUM-C6B5FC), an Anglo-Norman coin hoard from the Chew Valley, Somerset (GLO-D815B3), and silver and gold Medieval coin hoards from Hambledon, Buckinghamshire (OXON-1AA62C, OXON-1AAA88).
* 75 parties waived their right to a reward in 49 Treasure cases reported in 2018; this figure is likely to increase as cases are completed.

The full report can be found here
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That annular brooch on page 30 is identical to one I found and is now with the Corinium museum Cirencester. I thought it was mine until I saw the text.
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Shame yours wasn’t included Shaggy :( .

I had a token included on p33, but no idea why. I’ve recorded 5 tokens now and I think this was the one in poorest condition but the powers that be decided it was ‘a find of note’ and included it in the report. I believe it was the first of it’s type recorded on PAS but still it surprised the heck out of me!
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