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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 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...

Kissi penny

Iron bars were traded as a currency in West Africa. They were used to purchase slaves. Iron bars, like this example, are called Kissi money and appeared in Sierra Leone, Liberia...

Iron oxide

Iron oxide was often used to make red pigment. It was found in a barrow with burnt bone, flints and sherds of pottery....

Knife

Despite its crude appearance, this tool would have been used for cutting and cleaning seal and whale meat. This has an iron cutting blade set into a wooden handle...

Sandals

These are a large pair of men’s sandals made of leather soles and straps. The underside of the sole has iron studs and iron heels. There is also a name...

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...

Sandals

These are a large pair of men’s sandals made of leather soles and straps. The underside of the sole has iron studs and iron heels. There is also a name...

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...