Snakestone Ammonite


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SIZE:    39 x 36 x 13mm
(1.54 x 1.42 x 0.51 inches)

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Name: Snakestone
Species: Ammonite
Age: Jurassic Period
Location Found: Yorkshire, UK

There are several references within the records of English folklore which tell of the legend of Snakestones. At Keynsham, in Somerset, UK, the legend tells of St. Keyna who was able to turn serpents into stone. Elsewhere in Southern England Snakestones were thought to have been fairies who, for their crimes, were turned into snakes, and then into stone!!

Snakestones were highly prized in medieval England as curios & ornaments, and to perpetuate the legend that craftsman have for centuries carved heads on what we now know to be Fossil Ammonites!

ACTUAL AS SEENThe image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.

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