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I posted a similar “horn” recently that didn’t get much resolution.  Here’s another one with a few more pics.  Indonesia (supposedly), found alongside megs in some type of wash pile/hill (supposedly).  
thoughts?  
thanks in advanced for any insight.  It’s a weird one.  I’ve seen a couple, but only a couple, pictures online of Miocene type rhino horns that are somewhat similar - but nothing exact. 
 

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It's supposed to be the horn of what? 

It's Indonesia , so they're probably trying to get you to think rhinoceros. 

Rhinoceros horns are made of keratin, so are very unlikely to fossilize as stone. 

The matrix at the base looks exactly the same. (which can happen, of course, but not usually with bones, teeth etc) .

What do you think it is, Patrick?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

It's supposed to be the horn of what? 

It's Indonesia , so they're probably trying to get you to think rhinoceros. 

Rhinoceros horns are made of keratin, so are very unlikely to fossilize as stone. 

The matrix at the base looks exactly the same. (which can happen, of course, but not usually with bones, teeth etc) .

What do you think it is, Patrick?

 

 

He doesn’t claim to know what it is.  The reason why I thought fossilized is because of what the original artifacts base looked like (attached pic), and the supposed weight of the piece (he said it’s very heavy like a rock).  
it’s got the narrowed look of a rhino, but @rockwood has a point, it could be carved.  The original one definitely looked less carved than this one. 
Other than rhino or carved, it’s not hollow so other possibilities are out of question.  I’m just stumped.  That’s it!! Maybe it’s a carved stump :) 
 

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These "horns" dont look right, but looking at photos is not the same as seeing it in hand.  This is important to you, can you take it to a local paleontology department at a major museum or university?

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19 hours ago, patrickhudson said:

Maybe it’s a carved stump

I rather think it is a bone fossil. Just that the dollar value of a 'chunkosaur' isn't up to that of a horn.

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What about a sinocerstops?  It would fit the shape, the fossilized appearance of the base, and at least be in the generalized location  

 

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On 10/27/2020 at 3:48 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

It's supposed to be the horn of what? 

It's Indonesia , so they're probably trying to get you to think rhinoceros. 

Rhinoceros horns are made of keratin, so are very unlikely to fossilize as stone. 

The matrix at the base looks exactly the same. (which can happen, of course, but not usually with bones, teeth etc) .

What do you think it is, Patrick?

 

 

Here’s another one he’s got.  Slightly different angles - looks a bit different.  Any different thoughts?

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A legitimate reason why the shape lacks the expected texture and is instead a more simple geometric shape over most of it's surface is difficult imagine.

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