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Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone, and was discovered during excavations in Exeter....

Spout

This is the spout from a medieval jar or pitcher which was made in Normandy, France. It was discovered during excavations in Exeter and is one of only a few...

Lamp

Cresset lamps like this were filled with oil with a wick floating in the oil. This lamp was excavated from an early medieval rubbish in the centre of Exeter....

Pin beater

This tool has a single pointed end and was used during weaving on a loom to push down the longitudinal threads. It was discovered during excavations in Exeter....

Pin

This pin or needle was a tool used in the production of cloth, and its highly polished surfaces suggest it has been well used. It was discovered during excavations in...

Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone, and was discovered during excavations in Exeter....

Stirrup mount

This was a functional but decorative part of horse equipment. It was placed as decoration at the junction of the stirrup and stirrup leather. It would have been attached with...

Base of storage jar

This storage jar base almost certainly comes from Beauvais, and is wheel thrown. It is decorated with applied thumbed strips, and is made from a hard, light grey fabric...

Cooking pot

A cooking pot that was discovered during the construction of Princesshay in Exeter. The Exeter: a Place in Time (EAPIT) project has recently carried out research on the medieval pottery...

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