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Headdress

The crests represent benevolent spirits which live by the sea and rivers. They are worn and danced by men at a feast held almost every 25 years to celebrate the...

Oxo cube tin for flints

Captain Stone was an amateur archaeologist who collected a great number of lithics from Devon fields. Luckily for modern archaeologists this was a hobby he took seriously and these tins...

Tram ticket

This is a workmen’s ticket for Exeter Corporation Transport, who operated the electric trams in Exeter. It was found under the floor of a house in Exeter....

The Secret Life of Plants

A stunning piece of blown glass from Joanna Bird Pottery by Danish artist Steffen Dam; it is an illusion of reality that was inspired by fungi and decaying bulbs in...

Specimens from an Imaginary Voyage

Dam has taken inspiration for Specimens from an Imaginary Voyage from RAMM's collection of starfish and sea urchins in Sladen's Study. His 18 glass jars contain imaginary sea forms made...

Co-op token

The Co-op issued plastic tokens such as this during the 1950s and early 1960s. They were bought at the Co-op shop in High Street, Exeter and then exchanged at home...

Blue begum

This butterfly was collected in the mountains at Djampangs in Java on April 30th, though we are not sure which year. It is part of Mr Blanchford’s collection....

Hornet

This fearsome looking creature was collected at the ‘top of Pennsylvania [in] Exeter’ in October 1978. Female hornets have a straight sting that does not lodge in human sting. This...

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