Lot 2061: Natural History - Isle of Sheppey Fossil Turtle
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Eocene Period, 50 million years BP. A septarian nodule with bones and carapace plates of the turtle Argillochelys antiqua, with a small group of detached pieces from this specimen; also with a laminated A4 information display card illustrating the piece. See Clouter, Mitchell, Rayner & Rayner, London Clay Fossils of the Isle of Sheppey, Medway, 2000, p.76. 430 grams total, 10cm (4"). Property of a Kent, UK collector; acquired UK market, 1970-2000; from the foreshore at Paddy's Point, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK.
Condition Report: Fine condition. Very rare.