Russian Trilobite w/ Echnoids
Lot 1004
Trilobite with Eye Stalks
Sold for US$ 1,098 inc. premium
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Lot Details
Trilobite with Eye Stalks
Asaphus kotlukovi
St. Petersburg, Russia

The Wolchow River streams near St. Petersburg produce some of the best preserved and most beautiful, life-like trilobites in the world. This 450-million-year-old trilobite is one of the largest ever found in the region. Also displayed on the natural limestone matrix are two echinoderms related to the starfish. These two 1-inch diameter balls were attached to the sea bottom with stems; one clearly displays its five-fold symmetry with irregular hexagonal plates visible in transparent calcite on the top of the ball. The huge Asaphus alone makes this piece valuable to collectors; the addition of the echinoderms vaults it to must-have status.
Matrix measures 9 x 6in, Trilobite measures 4.5 x 3in
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