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Founded in 1970
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The Ormskirk & West Lancashire

Host Society for the

 BANS 2011 Congress

held in Southport

BANS 2011 Congress Report

The Portable Antiquities Scheme

Recording The Past


The study of history often involves the evidence from coin finds; not just what is found but where can have a major impact on the interpretation of our past.


The Portable Antiquities Scheme is the body charged with the voluntary recording of finds which may be of historic interest. Further down is their News Feed, highlighting major new items of interest.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme Numismatic Guides

Learning about Numismatics


The Portable Antiquities Scheme has produced a series of Numismatic Guides which give introductions to various periods in numismatic history, and relates these to finds from around the country. To go directly to each Guide, please click on the link below, and a new page will open.


Iron Age/Celtic




Greek & Roman Provincial

Early Mediaeval


Post Mediaeval

For more information about any of the items, click on the relevant link.

For further information about the Portable Antiquities Scheme, just click HERE to go to the PAS website.