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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Rare Bezoar Stone probably from a goat or camel"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
17th or 18th Century
Size: 6.5cm dia – 2½ ins dia
The word bezoar comes from the Persian ‘bad-sahr’ meaning poison antidote, and in 16th century Europe it is said that they were worth up to 10 times their weight in gold so strong was the belief in their magical powers and beneficial properties.