Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 12, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 12  
Name and quarry location: Palombino antico, probably from Turkey, but perhaps from the Apennines of Italy  
Geological description: Biosparite limestone with abundant bivalve fragments. It fluoresces yellow strongly under longwave ultraviolet light.  
Comments: Palombino antico may be correct although we are informed that it doesn't normally contain macrofossils and is darker in colour. Locality uncertain; if it is the true Palombino, it is possibly from the Apennines of Italy.  
References: Borghini (1997) 263; Bruno (2002d) 289; Corsi (1825) 24-26; Corsi (1845) 88-89; L. Lazzarini (pers. comm.); Price (2007) 98  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 24.1 Marmo Palombino antico. Marmor Coraliticum... un marmo chiamato coralitico, ed anche sagario perchè trovasi sulle rive del fiume Sagari che aveva le sorgenti nella Frigia  

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