This auction is for a stunning example of a highly pyritised ammonite fossil of the species Orthechioceras sp. from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 52 mm (2.03 inches) across, which is a good size for this species. The ammonite is very well preserved with fantastic detail in the rubbing, keel, and suture lines. The golden metallic colour and shine is beautiful. A great example of an uncommon species. Incredible in the flesh. These ammonites are becoming much harder to find these days due to lack of erosion of the right layers of rock.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection