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Fragment of a monumental inscription

The inscription on this fragment records the Roman names Tiberius, Livius, Maximus and Gelonius, written in the Greek alphabet. These men were probably officials of a Roman town in Greece,...

Inscription

This was claimed to be part of a Roman monumental inscription discovered during early excavations at Pompeii. It has recently been identified as a fake made in the 19th or...

Cherub’s head

This architectural fragment was found in the garden of a house near St Leonard’s Church in Exeter. It was probably once part of a monument or memorial in the church....

Window frame

The museum holds an important collection of historic architectural fragments from buildings in Devon and Exeter. This casement window frame was donated to the museum in 1911, and was from...

Architectural fragment from Temple of Zeus

This was one of the earliest archaeological objects donated to the museum in the 1860s or 1870s and was described as being from ‘the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter), Athens’. It...

Coade stone fragment with a man’s face

This is an architectural fragment called a ‘keystone’ from an arch over a front door. It is made from ‘Coade stone’ which is a type of man-made ceramic made to...

Carved stone lintel for a fireplace

This impressive stone lintel, carved with beasts (possibly an ibex and a lion) came from Larkbeare House, built in the 16th century, it was one of Exeter’s most impressive residences....

Ceramic tile

This tile once decorated a mosque interior. Translation of the Arabic was kindly supplied by Abel-kader Mehrez on 02/03/2016 “The English transliteration of the Arabic words on the tile is actually...

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