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rcltralfljpa: fymhtmm* FOURTH SERIES.—VOL. X, NO. XXXVII. JANUARY 1879. SUPPOSED MUSICAL IMPLEMENT, CARDIGANSHIRE. The Annual Meetings of the Association in various districts of Wales have on more than one occasion been the means of bringing to public notice objects of con¬ siderable interest, but which had been put aside in some out of the way corner, and probably for years considered, if not mere lumber, yet devoid of inte¬ rest. In how many cases objects of real archaeological- value have been lost beyond recovery, from such a cause, it is impossible to form any conjecture; but that many have thus perished no one can doubt. One instance, among others, may be noticed. When the Society met at Ruthin in 1854, under the presidency of Mr. West, the then owner of the Ruthin Castle estate, an enormous tray of old iron articles was sent to the Local Secretary of the Meeting on the specula¬ tion that he might be able to find some contribution to the temporary museum. This very miscellaneous lot consisted of old keys, the greater part of which had mostly perished from rust; one or two cannon-balls of Cromwell's time; broken hinges; arrow and spear¬ heads ; and many fragments of uncertain nature, but none of them of any age or interest. Among this medley, however, the Local Secretary, to his surprise, found an iron celt still retaining a part of its oaken shaft, but in such a crumbling condition that 4th seb., vol. X. i