Archaeology

The Museum has a large Archaeological collection including around 2,500 flints and over 10,000 excavated artefacts.  Many of these come from sites in Hastings and the surrounding area, and they give us a picture of human habitation locally from prehistory to the medieval period.

There are also examples of excavated material from as far away as South Africa, Japan and South America.  The Museum has a particularly fine collection of objects from ancient Cyprus, which were donated as part of the Brassey Collection.

  • Flint hand axe
    This beautifully worked hand axe dates from the Paleoli ...   view
  • Kylix
    This is a stemmed drinking cup from ancient Crete, know ...   view
  • Attic Kylix

    This impressive kylix, or stemmed wine cup, i ...   view

  • Iron Age pots
    These two eathenware pots date from the late Iron Age.  ...   view
  • Gold stater
    At the time of the Roman invasion, the Atrebates occupi ...   view
  • Gold quarter stater
    This is a small gold Celtic coin that deats from the Ro ...   view
  • Roman coin hoard
    This hoard of coins was found in its pot on a building ...   view
  • Figure of Fortuna
    This small bronze figurine shows a woman in classical d ...   view
  • Saxon stirrup mount
    This ornate stirrup mount shows a typical Saxon pattern ...   view
  • Silver penny, 1066
    The silver penny was the only form of legal tender in E ...   view
  • Tile
    This medieval encaustic tile is decorated using differe ...   view
  • HMAG Tweets
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