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Veneris crines1 is the name given to a stone that is remarkably black and shining, with an appearance like red hair within. Veientana is an Italian stone, found at Veii: it is black, divided by a line of white.

1 "Venus' hair." As Ajasson remarks, the description renders it next to impossible to say what the stone was.

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