Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 411, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 411  
Name and quarry location: Breccia dorata, from Siena, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone breccia/conglomerate with pervasive suturing and solution-modification of clast boundaries.  
Comments: This stone is described in detail by Bruno and Lazzarini, who established that it came from Siena.  
References: Borghini (1997) 170-171; Bruno (1999); Corsi (1845) 142; Mielsch (1985) 50, taf.10; Price (2007) 93  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 114.23 Breccia dorata  

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