Steinbach — Exotic Meteorite with Eminent Earthly Provenance
Lot 17
Steinbach — Exotic Meteorite with Eminent Earthly Provenance
Sold for US$ 7,050 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Steinbach — Exotic Meteorite with Eminent Earthly Provenance
Anomolous iron – IRANOM
Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany


Steinbach was first found in 1724, before the existence of meteorites was widely accepted (see lots 1, 8 and 32). Filled with radiant silicate inclusions, Steinbach is classified as an anomalous iron— it is the only meteorite with the scientific designation IVA-ANOM. Difficult to obtain, Steinbach is a cornerstone of all major European collections and this splendid specimen not only has a provenance of The Natural History Museum (the former British Museum of Natural History), but is the only meteorite specimen to have graced the cover of the publication Meteorite on two separate occasions. For meteorite cognescenti; with one edge of fusion crust, this is a superlative example.
49 x 47 x 12mm (2 x 1.75 x 0.5in) and 92.5 grams

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  • The estimate in the catalog is incorrect. The true estimate is $7,500 to $9.500.
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