A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century

A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century with a label reading :
'I also enclose a stone labourers found on my land. It is known as a 'crown stone' and is a curio. I think it may be a foscilised fruit or some ancient chestnut'
Size : 18cm high x 18 cm wide x 14 cm deep
7 ins high x 7 ins wide x 5 ins deep
Commonly found in the chalk and limestone of western Europe, flint and chert are opaque chalcedony, usually dull grey to grey black in colour which break with a pronounced conchoidal fracture giving sharp edges, a property that was exploited by pre-historic man in making flint axes and other implements. Flint frequently contains fossils.

A curious and unusual eccentric flint collected in the 19th century

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