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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Piece of quartz crystal

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Piece of quartz crystal. 

 

It was found in a sixth centruy grave at Whithorn and may have been kept as an amulet or charm. However, wear patterns on its upper surfaces indicate that it was used as a rubber or burnisher at some point.

Materials/Media:
Quartz
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH050


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