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Fake medieval amulet

On one side of this amulet is an image of Christ with an inscription around the edge and the date 1121. On the other side are crossed keys and another...

Fake medieval amulet

Both sides of this amulet are decorated with images of angels surrounded by inscriptions. This object was intended to deceive as it looks like a medieval heart amulet but was...

Axe head brooch

Before Christianity Roman religion involved a plethora of gods who were related to everyday activities. Many people wore amulets to protect themselves from harm. This axe brooch may be such...

Necklace

These beads were found in 1889 when a plough horse called 'Darling' put its foot through the top of a stone lined chamber. The beads were probably made locally but...

Armlet

This Bronze Age armlet was found on the outskirts of Exeter and is one of the few pieces of evidence for people living in the Exeter area before the Roman...

Mallet

Wooden tools would have been very common items in medieval Exeter, but they rarely survive burial in the ground. This one was discovered during archaeological excavations in Exeter....

Lime hawk-moth

Hawk-moth from Dr RV Solly’s collection. He found it in the ground as a pupa in 1916 and it emerged as an adult in 1917....

Elephant hawk-moth

Adult elephant hawk-moths are quite a common sight May-July across the UK. Frank Lees bred this moth from a larva between 1927 and 1928. It emerged as an adult July...

Elephant hawk-moth

Adult elephant hawk-moths are quite a common sight May-July across the UK. Frank Lees bred this moth from a larva between 1927 and 1928. It emerged as an adult July...

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