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Lodestone, Russian, 1741

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Inventory Number: 53221
Object Type:
Place Created: Siberia Russia Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Magnetite with soft iron pole pieces and silver mounting with suspension ring. The keeper is missing.
Primary Inscriptions: "ANNO 1741 SIBIR". The second inscription in Russian also engraved on top of silver mounting means "the stone weighs 42 zolotnika; iron held 2 funta". [1 funta = 96 zolotnika].
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Magnetite
Fe alloy
silver
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
57 45 39 mm

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