Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 402, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 402  
Name and quarry location: Breccia traccagnina, breccia Capitolina, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict limestone conglomerate.  
Comments: The provenances of breccia traccagnina (so-called 'harlequin breccias') used in ancient times are generally not known. Breccias can occur in quite small deposits which may have been worked out.  
References: Borghini (1997) 184; Corsi (1845) 146-147; Gnoli (1988) 250; Mielsch (1985) 48, taf.11; Price (2007) 149  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 112.14 Breccia traccagnina  

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