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Lodestone, English?, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 39328
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Simple, plain lodestone with soft iron pole pieces and brass mounting with eyelet for the suspension ring (missing). Plain iron bar keeper with hook (for suspending the weights).
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans Formely belonged to Sir John Evans, K.C.B (1823-1908), archaeologist and numismatist, and father of Lewis Evans. From the collection of Lewis Evans.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Magnetite
Fe alloy
Copper alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
111 30 64 mm


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