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Tril O'Bite

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Hi, this isn't really a 'find' as I bought it, and it came from a museum. But can anyone tell me -

1. What sort of shellfish it is
2. What's the best way to get rid of the the 'A2' that somebody has written on it?

Thanks!

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Dirty Pete

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Looks like the bivalve Cardinia sp from the Lower Lias. You could try solvent (Nail varnish remover), but don't blame me if you end up with a black smudge.

Pete.
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Leave it on. Adapt it to be part of your own catalogue number or just leave it as is - it's part of the fossil's history
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Weald on Bed

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Numbering was traditionally done using India ink ('lampblack' suspended in water), in which case a solvent wouldn't help. Only surefire method would be to scrape it off, which would obviously damage to specimen.
FWIW, I agree wholeheartedly with the anonymous poster above. If it were mine I'd definitely want to keep old collection markings. Adds to its cultural value.
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Tril O'Bite

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Thanks for your replies, I think I'll leave it then.
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Rob

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boring-probly-a-shell-from-the-cretatiocs
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