Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 557

Corsi 557, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 557  
Name and quarry location: Arenaria antica, locality unknown  
Geological description: Originally a micritic limestone with indeterminate spar-filled ?brachiopods, this is now partly recrystallised.  
Comments: Like most of Corsi's 'arenarie' (sandstones), this is a calcareous rock.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 4. Sandstones  
Corsi's text: 137.5 Arenaria antica perchè trovata negli scavi  

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