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Post by the barnacle on Sun May 08, 2016 7:59 pm


Hi,

Sorry i have not been on for a while - work and other things have taken over at the moment but hope to be back to normal very soon - i was wondering your thoughts on this artefact found by a friend - i am thinking Greenstone - he had thought jet but says its heavy,

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue May 10, 2016 2:10 pm

Hiya Mr. B, welcome back. It is strange indeed, certainly not jet. Does the hole go all the way through? and are the sides of the hole straight or hourglass shaped? If hourglass shaped (bored from both sides with a tapered drill) it would certainly be prehistoric. Looks like it's meant to dangle!

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Post by grendel on Wed May 11, 2016 10:14 pm

Nice item, but got me beaten as to what it is.

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Post by the barnacle on Thu May 12, 2016 7:12 am

Thanks for the replies - i have got a few more pictures - hope they help as it would be great to get an id but i am also stumped.



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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed May 25, 2016 2:30 pm

This may be one for the local finds liaison officer though I'm sure this will stump them too. The hole does look to taper as if its bored from both sides so it could well be a pendant from the Neolithic to Early Bronze age though don't quote me on that, it's difficult to say without physically examining it!

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