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?girdle

Possibly from northern KwaZulu-Natal, owing to colour and structure. In poor condition....

Abalone

Abalone are also known as paua. Three species occur naturally in New Zealand; black foot paua (Haliotis iris), yellowfoot paua (Haliotis australis) and white foot paua (Haliotis virginea). The beautiful...

Unidentified, bone

An unidentified bone from the Pleistocene epoch (130,000-114,000 years ago). This fossil was discovered during the 1968 construction of the Honiton Bypass and was donated to RAMM by the Ministry...

Medal from the Great Exhibition

A great many commemorative medals were made to celebrate the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. Some, like this bronze medals, were given to exhibitors and supporters of the project....

Sand

This sand is from the collection of the late Ivor Treby. It was collected at Esplanade shore by mudflats, Cairns, Australia, 24.08.1988. It is mostly made up of quartz, shell...

Moa

John Davies Enys (1837-1912) and Charles Enys (1840-1891) both left their family estate in Penryn, Cornwall to farm in New Zealand. In October 1864 they purchased Castle Hill Station in...

Butterfly

This Indo-Australian butterfly belonged to Herbert Druce before it was passed to the butterfly collector Mr Joicey. Mr Joicey’s collection was acquired by RAMM in 1934....

Beautiful yellow underwing moth

This specimen was collected by Alexander Baynes in July 1960. The label gives the location as ‘W. Common’ which is likely to be either in Devon or Hertfordshire. This moth...