Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 968, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 968  
Name and quarry location: almost certainly breccia del Taigeto, breccia verde di Sparta, from the area of Krokees (Levetsova), Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece  
Geological description: Synsedimentary breccio-conglomerate with clasts of porphyritic andesite.  
Comments: This breccia appears to have clasts of porfido serpentino antico (see nos.797-806), and so it would be from the area around Krokees in Greece.  
References: Borghini (1997) 196; Lazzarini (2002c) 254-255; Mielsch (1985) 66-67, tab.22; Price (2007) 195  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 10. Pudding-stones; i. Antique pudding-stones  
Corsi's text: 163.5/ S23.1 Breccia d'Egitto  

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