A stunning example of a highly pyritised ammonite fossil of the species Eoderoceras (Eteoderoceras) armatum from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 95 mm (3.75 inches) across with matrix, which is large for this fossil type, and the exposed ammonite shell measures 40 mm. The ammonite is well preserved in a pyrite matric and has a beautiful metallic iron pyrite colour and shine. These are very popular ammonites but are becoming hard to find due to lack of erosion of the right layers in the cliffs. These large examples are especially uncommon these days.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.