A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century

A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century

1800 to 1900 England

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A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century with a label reading :

'I also enclose a stone labourers found on my land. It is known as a 'crown stone' and is a curio. I think it may be a foscilised fruit or some ancient chestnut'

Size : 18cm high x 18 cm wide x 14 cm deep
7 ins high x 7 ins wide x 5 ins deep
Provenance : The Panecea Society, Bedford UK
Commonly found in the chalk and limestone of western Europe, flint and chert are opaque chalcedony, usually dull grey to grey black in colour which break with a pronounced conchoidal fracture giving sharp edges, a property that was exploited by pre-historic man in making flint axes and other implements. Flint frequently contains fossils.
Dimensions
Height 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Width 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Depth 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
Flint
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