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Natural History - Isle of Sheppey Fossil Turtle

Antiquities - Natural History


LOT 0534

Estimate
GBP (£) 350 - 450
EUR (€) 390 - 500
USD ($) 460 - 590
Additional Fees*

Opening Bid: £350 (EUR 392; USD 456)
NATURAL HISTORY - ISLE OF SHEPPEY FOSSIL TURTLE
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").

Condition
Fine condition, extremely rare.

Provenance
Property of a Kent, UK collector; acquired UK market, 1970-2000; from the foreshore at Hen's Brook, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK.

Literature
See Clouter, Mitchell, Rayner & Rayner, London Clay Fossils of the Isle of Sheppey, Medway, 2000, p.76.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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