Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 953

Corsi 953, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 953  
Name and quarry location: Breccia persichina, perhaps breccia Medicea, from Stazzema or Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Sheared, metamorphosed solution-modified limestone with stylolites, not entirely recrystallised to marble, fossils are still widely evident.  
Comments: It is thought this stone is an example of breccia Medicea, from Stazzema or Seravezza in Italy.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.44/ S19.11 Breccia persichina  

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