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Human figure

Wooden human figures like this are incredibly rare, with only six other finds known in Britain. This one was found by chance during quarrying in 1867. It may have...

Slip top spoon

This silver spoon is a rarity as it an archaeological find but is possible to identify its likely original owner. It is stamped with the makers mark TP in a...

Bead

This bead was found in a pit in the floor of a prehistoric house. It is similar to beads found in Europe and so may have been imported into the...

Finger ring

A good example of a posy ring, given as a love token. It is engraved with flowers and the words 'en bon foy' (in good faith)....

Opus signinum

This is a fragment of Roman concrete which was used as a floor surface in the Roman villa at Holcombe, near Uplyme in Devon. It is made from a thick...

Opus signinum

This is a fragment of Roman concrete which was used as a floor surface in the Roman villa at Holcombe, near Uplyme in Devon. It is made from a thick...

Smith’s punch

This Roman blacksmith’s tool was used to punch rectangular holes into sheet metal. The top has become mis-shapen through hammering. It was discovered during excavations of Holcombe villa building, near...

Memorial ring

Rings to commemorate a person's death were popular in the 17th century. This one depicts a skeleton, an hour glass and the latin phrase 'memento mori' (remember you will die)....

Thimble of Elizabeth Hilson

This thimble is made from a piece of folded silver and originally had a domed top to protect the wearer’s finger during sewing. It is beautifully decorated with punched and...

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