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Figurine of a pig

This small figurine of a sow was probably associated with the ancient Egyptian sky goddess It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he...

Bracelet fragment

This bracelet is made from Kimmeridge shale from Dorset. It was probably brought to Exeter by sea rather than by road....

Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone....

Drug jar

Pots like these were used to store ointments and were made by various pottery workshops across Europe. It was discovered by workmen during construction of the city library in Exeter...

Fragments of a glass jug

This medieval glass jug is made from green 'potash' glass and was discovered by archaeologists in Exeter. Only the the rim, neck and adjoining handle have survived....

Leaf-shaped arrowhead

This leaf-shaped arrowhead was found at the Neolithic site at Hembury in Devon. These arrowheads were used for hunting and warfare and replaced the microliths that were used in the...

Handaxe

A multi-purpose stone tool used by the first people to live in Devon. We call them homo heidelbergensis and they lived in Britain during the warmer periods of the...

Sand

This sand is from the collection of the late Ivor Treby. He collected it at a construction site in Weena Stationsplein, Rotterdam. The sand contains thin, angular fragments if shell up...