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OSSES 'ED (Jurassic fossil bivalve) - Isle of Portland, Dorset

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'OSSES 'ED
   
Myophorella (Trigonia) incurva
  
150 million years old
  
Isle of Portland, Dorset
  
Natural mould of the interior of a Jurassic fossil bivalve from the Portland Limestone, which is well known in English folklore. 
  
On the Isle of Portland the quarrymen referred to these as 'horses heads', which they are supposed to resemble when viewed from a particular direction, the large 'eyes' being the muscle impressions on the mould. The Dorset dialect reducing this to 'osses 'eds. 
  
See the also following book which can be purchased here (£6)  Formed Stones, Folklore and Fossils 
  
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Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 centimetres
Weight: 71 grams

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OSSES 'ED  (Jurassic fossil bivalve) -  Isle of Portland, Dorset
OSSES 'ED  (Jurassic fossil bivalve) -  Isle of Portland, Dorset OSSES 'ED  (Jurassic fossil bivalve) -  Isle of Portland, Dorset OSSES 'ED  (Jurassic fossil bivalve) -  Isle of Portland, Dorset OSSES 'ED  (Jurassic fossil bivalve) -  Isle of Portland, Dorset