Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 413, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 413  
Name and quarry location: Breccia gialla, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict limestone breccia/conglomerate.  
Comments: Corsi's breccia gialla does not resemble other stones of this name illustrated in the literature. Breccia gialla appears to be a rather general name for breccias of yellow/white clasts in a yellow matrix of unknown provenance.  
References: Borghini (1997) 174; Corsi (1845) 144; Mielsch (1985) taf.10  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 114.25 Breccia gialla  

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