Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 500, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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bottom view of stone 500, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 500  
Name and quarry location: 'Persichino di Romegiano', from Domegiano or Romagnano, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Fossiliferous micritic limestone with debris probably of bivalves.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Corsi's 'Romegiano' appears to be a typographic error, and may be Romagnano, a village in Val Pantena, or Domegiano, a village in Val d'Illasi. The only stone from Romagnano recorded in Jervis (1889) is a red-marbled breccia that does not match this stone. Corsi's description of the colour, apple-green, is particularly inaccurate; compare this with no. 511 which is of a light green colour.  
References: Jervis (1889) 143  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 127.1 Persechino di Romegiano nel Veronese  

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