Just a stone or tool

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Whilst digging a target just over 2 years ago I came across this shaped, smooth stone in the hole which took my attention so brought it home with me. Due to the odd shape for a standard everyday stone in the ground I looked on the internet to see if there was anything similar out there and to my astonishment, I found an identical item and I mean an identical item on Ebay advertised as a Roman Tool, so my next visit to the FLO I took the stone with me only to be told it was just a random stone? L 41mm H 13mm W 15mm

I still find this hard to let go as what is the chance of two identical random stones existing with this shape.

I don't expect that anybody on the forum will be able to give a positive ID on this but maybe someone may know of a specialist site that could?

Any ideas or comments welcome.
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Stones will have been used as tools. Maybe this one was too :thumbsup: But don’t trust ebay - the toe rags that sell stuff on there will swear their grandmother is a virgin if they got a higher price for her :lol:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Thanks Oxgirl for your input, the only thing about the one on Ebay was it was identical which makes me think it made for a purpose, what that purpose is who knows?
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My knowledge of stone tools is minimal, but that doesn't strike me as having been shaped deliberately.
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It's tiny, looks natural to me.
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I am no expert on stones or flints but like you if I see something slightly unusual or even a hint that it could be worked in some way then I always pop them in a bag because you just never know . I have lost count on the amount of pieces of flint that looked worked or even stones that appear to be possible tools that have failed miserably in the high hopes it could be manmade . They usually end up in the garden but this piece I have kept as it too is a very unusual shape and now acts as a paperweight .
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Thank you for your reply,
Very odd shape indeed, it must be the hunter gatherer gene that make us pick up these things and also the reason why we love detecting.
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BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:09 pm My knowledge of stone tools is minimal, but that doesn't strike me as having been shaped deliberately.
Thank you for your interest, you could be right?
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Easylife wrote: Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:28 pm It's tiny, looks natural to me.
Its good to get other peoples views it kind of bring you back to reality some times.
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