I found this (photo's attached) on the beach of Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight last year, and just last week managed to get to the fossil shop in Lyme Regis to ask if they might be able to identify if it was anything of significance. Under magnification they said they could see scales and suggested it might be a part of a fish, but suggested I contact yourselves.
Hi, unfortunately it doesn't appear that the status of a post can be reverted back after it has been changed to Assumed Answered or Answered, so my apologies for it's incorrect status. It must have been an accidental or stray click of the mouse!
The shape of it appears to be similar to that of the tooth of a sauropod dinosaur - like Cetiosaurus. It is difficult to say that this is what it is as the crucial images are out of focus. The broken end of the structure may have concentric rings, or may be a solid mass with a central hole. What is worrying me is the 'flakey' surface to it as it appears to me. Also, what size is it? I can't tell without a scale. If the fossil shop say that they can see fish scales in it, I believe that it is most likely that you have a coprolite (fossil dung).
Hi, thanks all.
The camera is not very good. My son has a very good camera for close ups, I will ask him to take a couple and post. The size is 15 cm in length and 8cm across the widedest part of the flat base.