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Lodestone, English?, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 51876
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Rectangular shaped magnetite with soft iron pole pieces and silver mounting with suspension ring. Keeper is missing.
Primary Inscriptions: "N" {orth} and "S" {outh} engraved on the poles.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Magnetite
Fe alloy
silver
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
23 15 10 mm

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