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Sawfish rostrum

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Illustrated Teeth and Bone by dmclark
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID AAB0217
Description The rostrum of a sawfish. It consists of the flat snout of a fish with teeth sticking out on both sides. It is believed to be either Pristis pristis or the dwarf sawfish, Pristis clavata. 14 teeth of the rostrum are missing. The rostrum is very dirty.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials bone
Measurements 25 mm x 555 mm x 140 mm
  • Sawfish rostrum (AAB0217)
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