The story of ‘Find of the Day’

Last year the Bamburgh Research project teamed up on Twitter with other excavations across the country including Cosmeston Archaeology out of Cardiff University, the Silchester Dig run by Reading Uni and Binchester run by Durham Uni.

Over the course of the summer we were able to share our finds as they came out of the ground. This led to #findoftheday’ on twitter, in which we posted our favourite find of the day for everyone to see. Over time we were joined by other digs both in the UK and abroad.

To take a look at how the experiment progressed and the many wonderful finds we all discovered during the summer please click here

The BRP are ready for a re-match this summer!

Below are a few of our favourite finds from last year.

Early medieval brooch

A possible 'Thor's hammer'

A fragment of bone comb


2 thoughts on “The story of ‘Find of the Day’

    • Dear Peter,

      They are indeed Anglo-Saxon, probably 8-9th century based on the stratigraphy. The last picture is an Anglo-Saxon coin called a styca. We find many of these throughout our excavation. In 2009 we actually found so many in one place, they were classed as a hoard. The styca featured is an exceptionally well preserved example, due to its high silver content. This is a feature of the earlier examples. The coin bears the name Eardwulf who reigned from 796-810.

      I hope this helps.


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