A stunning little example of a crinoid fossil of the species Pentacrinites fossilis from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.
The fossil measures 49 mm (1.95 inches) across and consists of a single head preserved with great three-dimensional detail in the arms and pinnules. It is preserved in calcite with no pyrite. It has been coated in a thin reversible (soluble) lacquer for protection. These crinoid heads are rare and not often offered for sale.
Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.