Jurassic Era Pair of Pyritized Russian Ammonite Fossils Mounted on Metal Bases

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Jurassic era pair of pyritized Russian ammonite fossils mounted on black painted metal bases. Formed during a period of at least 150 million years these ammonites have fossilized in conditions lacking oxygen allowing the build up of some metallicpyrite, also known as fools gold.
Ammonites are an extinct group of pre-historic marine mollusc animals and although they resemble the nautilus species they are in fact closer to the octopus and squid family.
Details
Of the Period
Other
Place of Origin
Russia
Date of Manufacture
Unknown
Period
15th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Pyrite
Stone
Condition
Good
Dimensions
10.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 4 in. D
27 cm H x 25 cm W x 10 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU153124529833
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