A stunning example of a calcite ammonite fossil of the species Asteroceras obtusum from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Lyme Regis, Dorset UK.
The piece of limestone matrix measures 145 mm (5.7 inches) tall and the fossil ammonite measures 35 mm (1.4 inches) across. The ammonite is well preserved and has been prepared out of the rock to reveal the whole shell. The ribs are very finely defined, and the colour is beautiful: a mix of mottled browns and grey. This colour combination is unusual for this species. The suture lines are well defined on this one. This fossil split when the rock was opened and has been repaired back together. A great example of a popular species and impressive in the flesh. The fossil weighs 670 grams and a cut flat base to allow it to stand freely on its own for display.
Around 196 million years old (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.