Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 416, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 416  
Name and quarry location: Probably breccia di Sciro from Skyros, Sporades, Central Greece  
Geological description: A nodular or conglomeratic limestone, sheared and metamorphosed to a marble breccia, with extensive clay-rich hematitic matrix and deformed calcite veins. Note extensive late-stage solution seamed stylolite development.  
Comments: This is most probably from Skyros, Greece, but it is less typical than, for example, Corsi 405, 409 and 947.  
References: Corsi (1845) 147-148; Lazzarini (1999a); Price (2007) 129  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 115.28 Breccia pavonazza  

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