Jul 28, 2019. 22:38 UTC
United States of America

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2 1/2"x 4" - perfect scorpion-like image


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Answered within about 13 hours
Jul 29, 12:06 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a modern forgery in the shape of a fossilized scorpion. This is either a moroccan or chinese forgery, partly cast and painted plaster or resin. You can see the opened air bubbles from the cast. It is a decorative piece and the collector might not have realized that it is a forgery. Unfortunately fakes of no value at all.

Owen dorsey Jul 29, 12:21 UTC

Thank you. You have confirmed my personal eval.
I appreciate the timeliness & the well-stated report.

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