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Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall

Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall
Gold Early Bronze Age lunula of classical style with incised geometric pattern on one side. Lunulae are neck ornaments made from a flat sheet of crescent shaped gold with oval or square shaped

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Drawing of Tin Ingot, Praa Sands, Breage, Cornwall

Drawing of Tin Ingot, Praa Sands, Breage, Cornwall
A drawing of one of four tin items found among fossil wood from a submerged forest at Praa Sands in 1974 which had been uncovered during storms (TRURI : LOAN.99.2)

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Gold Lunulae and Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall

Gold Lunulae and Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall
Two Early Bronze Age gold lunulae and copper alloy flat axehead found in a barrow at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn in 1864. They were discovered on the west side of the bay, near the cliff edge

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Roman Coins, St Columb Minor, Cornwall

Roman Coins, St Columb Minor, Cornwall
Five of eighty eight Roman coins dug up by C.K. Croft Andrew during the 1939 summer excavations at Trevelgue Head (also known as Porth Island), St Columb Porth

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Tin Figurine

Tin Figurine
A seated figurine made from tin, with a little zinc. The figurine was found in 1853, three metres below the surface on Bodwen Moor, Lanlivery, Cornwall

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Julia Domna Silver Denarius

Julia Domna Silver Denarius
Silver denarius depicting Julia Domna (193-217 AD) on the obverse, facing right, with the inscription IVLIA AVGVSTA. Julia Domna was the wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211AD)

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy

Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy
Obverse only electrotype showing Athene wearing a crested Athenian helmet on which there is Scylla with a snaky tail and a tiny griffin on the neck guard

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Julius Caesar Copper Alloy Coin

Julius Caesar Copper Alloy Coin
The coin features Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) with the inscription DIVOS IVLIVS on the obverse and the inscription CAESAR DIVI F on the reverse. It measures 25 mm in diameter and is a possible forgery

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Roman Republic Silver Denarius

Roman Republic Silver Denarius
The obverse features Janus, a god with two faces, looking in opposite directions (the past and the future) surrounded by the inscription M FOVRI L F. The month of January is named after Janus

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Silver Tetradrachm, Egypt

Silver Tetradrachm, Egypt
Silver tetradrachm featuring the diademed head of Ptomely I (305-283 BC) of Egypt, facing right, on the obverse. The reverse bears a strutting eagle with wings furled, facing left

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall

Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead with sides diverging from a gently curving butt to meet the expanded cutting edge

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Detail of Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall

Detail of Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall
Gold Early Bronze Age lunula of classical style with incised geometric pattern on one side. Lunulae are neck ornaments made from a flat sheet of crescent shaped gold with oval or square shaped

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Detail of Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall

Detail of Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Juliot, Cornwall
Gold Early Bronze Age lunula of classical style with incised geometric pattern on one side. Lunulae are neck ornaments made from a flat sheet of crescent shaped gold with oval or square shaped

Background imageEuropean Archaeology Collection: Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall

Gold Lunula, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall
Gold Early Bronze Age lunula of provincial type, decorated with incised lines. It is identical to one found at Kerivoa and another from St Potan, Cotes-du-Nord, Brittany


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