This specimen has been ground gem smooth and a high polish applied to reveal the beautiful colours within the cross section of ammonites. On the reverse side there are natural ammonites preserved. Approximately 200 million years old.
A really high quality piece showing beautiful detail throughout. The specimen has been ground gem smooth and a high polish applied on all but one side. Each ammonite within (Promicroceras Marstonense) has a white line around it, this is the original shell preserved. A lovely and unique fossil which is iconic and approximately 200 million years old.
Normannites with both their lappets intact are extremely rare and highly sought after by collectors worldwide. This particular specimen, which has taken many hours to prepare, was discovered back in the 1980's in a temporary exposure. The ammonite, on its death, would have been buried with sediment very quickly to preserve its fragile lappets some 170 million years ago. All in all an important addition for the serious collector of British ammonites.
Decorative display ammonites of this quality from the United Kingdom are highly sought after worldwide by collectors and Interior Designers alike. Strong ribbing and tubercules are a classic feature of this Oolithic ammonite which is approximately 170 million years old. Stephanoceras of this quality are very scarse. The base has been cut flat for upright display. A superb acquisition which is totally unique for either the home or indeed office space.