Collected just up the coast from Lyme Regis and collected some thirty years ago, is this tremendous and very rare nautilus. The nautilus is from the Margaritatus zone which is rare in itself as this zone is mainly associated with the ammonites Amaltheus and Lytoceras. A great amount of time has gone into preparing, grinding and finally polishing this fossil. The aperture of the nautilus has been "scooped" out an ideal display specimen. Also comes with a stand for display options, a beautiful and very decorative item!!
A lovely specimen which has been ground gem smooth and a high polish applied to reveal good detail and colours. Part of the Nautilus' siphuncle has been preserved which is a nice feature. The matrix has a flat base for upright display. Approximately 180 million years old.
Found on the Isle of Sheppey is this exceptionally fine and rare Cuttlefish beak. The detail is exceptional and is one of the finest we have seen. The specimen is from the famous London Clay beds and would make a fine addition to any collection.
The specimen is of the closing and opening apparatus of the jaws of a nautilus often referred to as a "beak". The specimen was found on the Isle of Sheppey and is beautifully preserved. This is a unique opportunity to own a very rare fossil.