Objects in Medieval collection
Excavations carried out in the abbey grounds in 1964—66 revealed the plan of the church and a wealth of broken sculpture from the chapter house, including this 15th-century abbot’s head.
A quarter rose gold noble of Edward II (reigned 1330—1377) found at Barton Farm, Cirencester.
This medieval carved stone corbel is in the form of a grotesque head with its tongue sticking out.
The goods offered for sale in the market at Cirencester became quite exotic as trade expanded.
Medieval lead papal bulla from the reign of Pope John XII (1316-34), found during Cirencester Abbey and Saxon Church excavations, 1964—66.
Thought to be a ceiling decoration, this would once have been gilded and may have been intended to mirror the heavens inside the Abbey of St Mary.