Geological Fossil Belemnite
Geological Fossil Belemnite > Lot No. 0509
An unusually long and finely prepared example of a belemnite, an ancestor of the modern squids. [No Reserve]
1.8 kg, 50 cm
Fine condition, one face polished. Belemnite extends nearly the full length of the specimen.
Ex Douglas Rose collection.
Belemnitida (commonly referred to as belemnites) is an extinct order of cephalopods which existed during the Mesozoic era, from the Lower Jurassic to the Upper Cretaceous. Well preserved specimens have even retained evidence of strong muscular fibers in the mantle, indicating that they were powerful swimmers like modern squids.
Estimate: £100 - 150 (EUR 120 - 180; USD 160 - 240)
Auction date: Thursday 4th October 2012 & Friday 5th October 2012 Coins & Antiquities
Sold for: £120
Lot No. 0509