Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 431, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 431  
Name and quarry location: Breccia pavonazzetto, from Iscehisar (Synnada), Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey  
Geological description: Marble breccia; a heavily stylolitised, metamorphosed polymict limestone conglomerate, probably resedimented.  
Comments: This is a variety of pavonazzetto (marmor Phrygium) from Ischisar, Afyon, west central Turkey.  
References: Borghini (1997) 264-265; Price (2007) 130  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 118.10 Breccia degli Appennini  

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