Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 474, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 474  
Name and quarry location: breccia di Taormina, from Taormina, Messina, Sicily, Italy; or perhaps breccia della Villa Casali, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict breccia of limestone clasts in red micritic matrix.  
References: Borghini (1997) 190; Corsi (1825) 113-114; Price (2007) 147  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 123.53 Breccia di Taormina  

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