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Lodestone, English, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 37567
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Soft iron pole pieces enclosed in a plain silver case with large silver suspension ring. Plain keeper which is probably not original.
Primary Inscriptions: "N" {orth} and "S" {outh} engraved on the case to mark the poles.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Magnetite
Fe alloy
silver
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
84 60 39 mm

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