Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 962, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 962  
Name and quarry location: Verde antico, from Larissa, Thessaly, Greece  
Geological description: Breccia with clasts mainly of serpentinite/ophicalcite, and a few of marble.  
Comments: Verde antico from Lárisa (Larissa), Thessaly, Greece. See no. 565.  
References: Borghini (1997) 292-293; Brindley (1897); Corsi (1845) 160-161; Dubarry de Lassale (2000) 204-205; Gnoli (1971) 136-138; Higgins (1996) 92; Lazzarini (2002c) 261-262; Mango (1976) 86; Mielsch (1985) 63-64, taf.20; Price (2007) 186-187; Rogers (2008) 33-35  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; i. Noble serpentines  
Corsi's text: 146.12/ S21.1 Verde antico. Marmor Atracium ... cavavasi presso la Città di Atrace nella Tessaglia  

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