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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Fond de mer fossile présentant des ammonites et des belemnites Seabed with Ammonites and Belemnites

Lot 43
Fond de mer fossile présentant des ammonites et des belemnites

Seabed with Ammonites and Belemnites
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

€5,000 - €7,000

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Fond de mer fossile présentant des ammonites et des belemnites

Seabed with Ammonites and Belemnites

Orthosphinctes sp.
Malm gamma 1
Drügendorf, Franken, Bayern, Germany

Found in the 1980s, this fascinating specimen originates from a quarry which is no longer operating. Giving the appearance of a mosaic, the specimen is completely original and not reconstructed. With its dense, natural arrangement of ammonites this fine mass mortality plate possesses ammonites of various sizes, the largest, diameter 21 cm. It displays the unusual feature of having numerous belemnites as well with the longest belemnite, measuring length 9 cm. The fossil belemnites were replaced by aragonite rather than the limestone of the rest of the fossil, and were subsequently prepared and polished to reveal their warm brown colors. Specimen measuring 50 x 57 x 10 cm. (2)

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Offered with a custom-fitted black metal stand

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