A stunning, large example of an iridescent multi-ammonite fossil containing the species Psiloceras planorbis from North Somerset, UK.
The piece of limestone matrix measures 275 mm (10.8 inches) tall and contains dozens of ammonites of various sizes - mostly small juveniles. The ammonites are well preserved and have been prepared out of the rock to reveal the shells, which display some stunning rainbow-iridescent colours that change depending on the angle that the fossil is viewed at. Most of the colours of the rainbow are present across the fossils, with striking reds and greens being the most dominant.
Large death-bed multi ammonites of this species are rare and very sought after. It looks way better in real life as photos do not do the range of colours in the shells justice! The fossil weighs 2062 grams and has a cut-flat base to allow it to stand freely for display. These beautiful iridescent ammonite display pieces make great pieces for natural interior design.
Around 200 million years old (Hettangian, Early Jurassic), this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.