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Witch Stone, Orphir, Orkney 3D Model
This palm-sized cobble exhibits a smooth surface, polished from use and handling. The function of this stone is not apparent from its form, but it is accompanied by a label which states:
‘Witches charm used by an old woman and Orphir in the 19th century. She rubbed it along the spine of a cow who had stopped giving milk, or whose milk was not creamy enough for making butter.’
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