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    Description

    Ammonite Pair
    Pachydiscus sp.
    Cretaceous
    Madagascar

    This matched pair of ammonite halves was obviously cut from a single massive specimen, revealing truly gorgeous internal chambers partially replaced with golden Calcite. The slices are equally visually striking with exterior shell exhibiting colorful complex suture patterns diagnostic of the ammonite classification. While the amazing pieces, which represent naturally-occurring examples of the true Fibonacci sequence known as the Golden Spiral, the most important factor may simply be the excessive size of this duo with each half measuring a whopping 15 inches (38 cm). The heavy and thick pieces are highly decorative and exude immense visual impact. This pair would likely be the focal point of any décor.
    Overall Measurements: 14.76 x 11.81 x 2.68 inches (37.50 x 30.00 x 6.80 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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