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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Grande dent de tyrannosaure Large Tyrannosaurus Tooth

Lot 5
Grande dent de tyrannosaure

Large Tyrannosaurus Tooth
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

Sold for €20,400 inc. premium

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Grande dent de tyrannosaure

Large Tyrannosaurus Tooth

Tyrannosaurus rex
Late Cretaceous - 65-68 million years old
Hell Creek Formation, Jordan, Montana, USA

One of the best-known and most fearsome of all prehistoric creatures, the Tyrannosaurus rex, ruled the Earth in the last age of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago. Its position in popular culture has meant that any remains of this terrifying animal are highly sought-after by collectors. Among the more desirable remains of T-rex are their teeth. They had huge spike-like teeth that were more robust than any other theropod dinosaur.

The present specimen is an uncommonly large crown, and based on its shape, this tooth is most-likely from the anterior maxilla (upper jaw), and is very close to the maximum known size for T. rex with the enamel blade portion of the tooth measuring 10.7cm. The complete specimen measures 10.9cm in length, includes a small section of root and displays a lovely woody dark-brown patination and is presented on a custom display stand. Height 10.9 cm. Circumference 11.5 cm. Height with stand: 14 cm (2)

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Offered with a custom-fitted black metal stand.

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