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Branding iron

This branding iron was used by Customs officials at the quay in Exeter. The stamp shows a castle turret which is a symbol for the city of Exeter, with the...

Branding iron

This branding iron was used by Customs officials at the quay in Exeter. The stamp reads ‘GR Exon’. Exon is an abbreviation for ‘Exeter’, and ‘GR’ are the royal stamp...

Branding iron

This branding iron was used for marking barrels with the word ‘Exeter’. It formerly belonged to Kennaway and Co. who were a spirit merchant in Exeter....

Iron staff

Iron staff composed of miniature tools a blacksmith could make (arrowhead, hammer, cutlass, shackles, cult objects for other groups). Used by priests dedicated to Ogun, the god of iron. Probably...

Currency bars

Iron bars were used as currency in the Iron Age. This hoard from Coffinswell in Devon contained around 80 iron bars. The bars had been formed into bundles and tied...

Iron plate (strike-a-light)

A straight flat length of iron for striking a piece of flint in order to make sparks or ignite kindling. Two handle lengths protrude from the rear which terminate in...

Iron Age coin

This is part of a hoard of nearly fifty Iron Age coins which was discovered near Axminster in 1868. Sadly only a small number of these coins now survive. Iron...

Iron Age coin

This is part of a hoard of nearly fifty Iron Age coins which was discovered near Axminster in 1868. Sadly only a small number of these coins now survive. Iron...