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Penny of Aethelred II

This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns...

First hand penny of Aethelred II

This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns...

Captain Charles Proby

Joshua Reynolds began his career in the 1740s in Devonshire. After his return from the Grand Tour in 1753 he settled in London and was based there for the rest...

Penny of Aethelred II

This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns...

First hand penny of Aethelred II

This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns...

First hand penny of Aethelred II

Barnstaple was one of the four Anglo-Saxon towns in Devon that were authorised to produce coins (the others were Exeter, Totnes and Lydford). This coin was minted in the reign...

Master Carew

Master Carew is depicted as if an adult. Until the mid-18th century children were portrayed as miniature adults, there was no concept of childhood as a stage of life. The...

Handaxe

A multi-purpose stone tool used by the first people to live in Devon. We call them homo heidelbergensis and they lived in Britain during the warmer periods of the...

Andromeda - Perseus Coming to her Rescue

This painting shows Perseus appearing in the background on a white horse, possibly Pegasus. The sea monster is at Andromeda’s feet ready to attack her. A later version of this...