🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Anyone know what this could be?

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Releventchair is on the right track. That type of tooth has been shown and identified many times here in the What-Is-It? forum. Unfortunately I can't recall whether the folks who know said the ID is a cow tooth or a horse tooth. Somebody will speak up with the correct answer shortly.
 
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Thanks but can't be helped my phone is broken so not alot I could do about the quality of the pictures, hense why I haven't posted in so long.
 
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I'd say it's a broken fossil tooth of a camel. From the Pleistocene, 2,580,000 to 11,700 years ago. Here's an artists assembly of Pleistocene megafauna. Your tooth is on the older side, being mineralized as it is. Nice find!

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Or it's a horse tooth.
 
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Can you share where you found it or obtained it? Details will help with positive ID. Pretty sure as others said on horse tooth but details please. Thanks.
 
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Can you share where you found it or obtained it? Details will help with positive ID. Pretty sure as others said on horse tooth but details please. Thanks.
I found it on the beach, seems very aged, my thoughts was a horse tooth but not too sure il try get better pictures later on
 
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Put it on a piece of white or DARK paper and try taking pictures of it
 
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For sure it's a cheek tooth from a horse. The size does not reflect a large ferocious animal. The bulk on the tooth would have been embedded in the jaw, like this:

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It might well be a Pleistocene fossil if from the North Sea. A camelid tooth could be similar but we have no history of fossil camels being found in Britain as far as I know. There are instances of camel remains from Roman times but very rare occurrences. Your pictures aren't clear, but these would be typical occlusal patterns for horse molars:

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