Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 408, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 408  
Name and quarry location: Breccia della Villa Casali, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict limestone conglomerate. Note complex sutured solution-modified clast contacts. Contains shell fragments among clasts.  
References: Borghini (1997) 190; Corsi (1825) 113-114; Corsi (1845) 151; Mielsch (1985) 49, taf.11; Price (2007) 147  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 113.20 Breccia rossa... trovato ne'scavi presso Roma  

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