Friday mystery object #230 This week I have an object that was in need of identification that I found in the collections. Any idea what this is? As usual you can put your comments, thoughts and suggestions below. Enjoy! Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
It looks like something out of Star Wars, so it must be turtle skull. Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas?
is it a loggerhead, leather back turtle.
I’d say it was the skull of a loggerhead turtle. Either that or it’s the posseting-iron from a late eighteenth-century Lancashire cordwangler’s splod.
Er … and did you post an answer to your ‘bonus mystery object’? Some of us here are on tenterhooks, I’ll have you know.
Once I finally figure it out I’ll let you know 😉
Is there any point being cryptic?
At first look I thought Loggerhead, but I’m now leaning towards Kemp’s Ridley as a serious possibility based on the placement of sutures, degree of pitting, and the shape of the pterygoid (which could be broken, but it doesn’t look like it as both sides are even).
I’ll vote for Ridley… Kemp’s or Olive? How about slightly juvenile Kemp’s.