Small metal skull

Contributed by Ruth Roskell

This metal skull, was found behind the fire place, when a new fire was being fitted in the 1940s. The house that it was found at was originally a canal warehouse cottage, built i think in the 1860s, in rural Lancashire. I think it was placed there to ward of evil spirits. On the reverse it has a pine cone, flower/leaf and snail. It has lost a lot of its copper finish

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