Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 138, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 138  
Name and quarry location: Giallo tigrato, from Monte Calvo, Rieti, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained calcite with spar-filled stylolites, fractures and cavities, and with extensive development of dendritic black iron/manganese oxides.  
Comments: Corsi caused some confusion in naming this stone marmor Corinthium. It is now thought that it was quarried much closer to Rome, on Monte Calvo in the province of Rieti.  
References: Borghini (1997) 216; Bruno (2002d) 285; Corsi (1825) 59-90; Corsi (1845) 105; Mielsch (1985) 49, taf.11; Price (2007) 96  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 9. Veined yellow marble (tigrato)  
Corsi's text: 59.1 Giallo venato antico. Marmor Corinthium. Corintio, perchè presso quella Città n'era la cava.  

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