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Photographic Print

30 May 1950 This photographic print shows the junction of Reeves Hill-Highfields with Nanson Road. These roads form part of the Parkside Estate in Coldean, Brighton. The photograph was taken by the Borough Surveyor's department on 30 May 1950.

Pebble, Burnisher

This is a pebble or burnisher, a round flat quartzite pebble with polished sides possibly used for burnishing pottery. It is from the Bronze Age and was found near St May's Hall, Kemptown, Brighton & Hove.


20th Century This is a wooden 'helmet' mask in the form of a man's head wearing a pink cap. The mask was created by a Makonde maker in Tanzania, East Africa and may be a caricatured representation of a Muslim trader. It was purchased by Brighton Museum & Art Gallery i


Helmet mask, or sowei, from Mendiland, Sierra Leone. It has an elaborate coiffure of five peaks in a medial direction on the crown. The facial area is whitened with kaolin. The mask may be associated with sickness.

Scrapers (2)

These are two flint scrapers. Formed on reddish stained flint, they have been crudely retouched at the ends. They were probably made in the Neolithic or Bronze Age but may be Mesolithic and were found at Stoneham Farm, Ringmer, East Sussex.

Firecracked Flint Nodule

This is a flint nodule showing signs of fire-cracking to its surface and may have been used as a potboiler for heating water. It is probably Bronze Age or Neolithic and was found at Dyke Road, Brighton.


This is a flint axe. It has been bifacially worked and is sub-rectangular in shape. It still retains some cortex and may have been a roughout prepared for later polishing. It was made in the Neolithic and was found at Lancing, West Sussex.

Knife or Projectile Head

This is a flint knife or projectile head, carefully bifacially worked along the edges. It was probably made in the late Middle Palaeolithic but may be as recent as the Neolithic and was found at Stammerham, West Sussex.


Postcard showing the minting chamber in a mint house in Pevensey. Printed caption reads 'THE MINTING CHAMBER - MINT HOUSE, PEVENSEY.' The reverse side is unaddressed. There are two identical stamps on the reverse side - 'POSTCARD MEDAL LIBRARY, HOGSTHORPE

Photographic Print

c1880 This photographic print shows a cloth covered object in front of a house. The object is mounted on a plinth and surrounded by black iron railings. The cloth covered object is probably a small coffin, possibly belonging to a child. It may have been photogr

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