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late 16th century - early 17th century
A Columbian emerald carved in the form of a parrot or popinjay. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.
H 16 mm; W 8 mm; D (max) 7 mm; WT g; RI 1.576-1.582; SG 2.67-2.78; Mohs 7½-8
emerald (beryl group; aluminium berylium silicate; crystal system - hexagonal/ trigonal)
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