Natural History - Isle of Sheppey Fossil Turtle
Antiquities - Natural History
GBP (£) 350 - 450
EUR (€) 400 - 520
USD ($) 440 - 560
Eocene Period, 50 million years BP
A large septarian nodule with almost entire upper carapace and bones of the fossil turtle Argillochelys cuniceps, with an A4 laminated information display card illustrating the piece. 1.89 kg, 23cm (9"). Fine condition, extremely rare.
Property of a Kent, UK collector; acquired UK market, 1970-2000; from the foreshore at Hen's Brook, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK.
See Clouter, Mitchell, Rayner & Rayner, London Clay Fossils of the Isle of Sheppey, Medway, 2000, p.76.
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Lot No. 0534