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    FINE TRICERATOPS HORN
    Triceratops horridus
    Cretaceous, Maastrichtian Stage
    Hell Creek Formation, Wibeaux Co, Montana
    The triceratops was known for its long majestic horns and huge frill, imagined in popular consciousness as engaged in a permanent battle with its arch-nemesis, the T-rex. This large, robust horn was found in one piece and includes the natural tip which is quite rare. What is more interesting is evidence of T-rex bite marks to the horn. This makes that famous scenario all the more exciting; rarely do we witness such evident bite marks on a horn and still have it remain intact. A true museum piece, it measures 28 ¾ inches long and 21 ¼ around at the base.


    Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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