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Palaeolithic handaxe, found during gravel excavation in South Cerney, near Cirencester

Prehistory

Objects in Prehistory collection

Gold coin

A late Iron Age gold coin, or stater, depicting a triple-tailed horse.

Gold hoard

A Bronze Age gold hoard unearthed in 2004 from Poulton, near Cirencester.

Handaxe

Palaeolithic handaxe, found during gravel excavation in South Cerney, near Cirencester.

Harness mount

An intricate cast copper alloy and enamelled harness mount found near South Cerney.

Pottery jar

A wide-mouthed pottery vessel with offset neck in a red-brown native fabric, probably found at Bagendon during the excavations in 1954—56.

Scraper

Mesolithic flint retoucher.

Suspension loop

Copper alloy Iron Age hook/suspension loop with hatching decoration and central perforations on two small roundels.

Triskele Mount

Copper alloy Triskele mount, found during excavations at Bagendon, Gloucestershire, in 1954-56.