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Spear

Spears are considered precious items among the pastoral Maasai, however, historically blacksmiths among them were ostracised, even despised. This particular spear is unusual in that the spearhead resembles a type...

Bracelet

Bracelet of ivory decorated with iron pins. The catalogue to the 1851 Great Exhibition includes the display of a drum and bracelet from a “G. Townsend, Esq., Exeter”, He was...

Ogboni sword

This copper alloy and iron sword is associated with the Ogboni judicial society. Its hollow metal grip is moulded and consists of two pairs of opposed faces. The Ogboni sign...

Spear

Iron head socketed into a short wooden shaft. The iron is decorated with chevrons and small holes. Associated with members of the Sopono cult, exploiting the fear of...

Iron Age coin

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

Spear

Spear with iron blade and iron spike butt. Acquired by Lieut. Colonel WH Broun (formerly William Hamilton Briggs) during his trip to British East Africa in 1904. Length = 1242mm....

Model spike

A miniature tool in iron. Possibly used by a priest dedicated to Ogun, the god of iron....

Bell

Likely to have been made from locally smelted iron. This is the bell of ‘Obatala’, the divine sculptor, who is the creator of the first man and woman. Note in...

Iron Age coin

Iron Age coins are very rare finds in Devon as the local tribe, the Dumnonii, did not make coins. This coin was found in Littlehempston, Devon but was made in...