A Beautiful Fossil...

February 6, 2019

It's been a while since we've found the time to write a blog post, and we promise to have something interesting for you to read very soon, 

 

In the meantime, we're very pleased to announce that we've finally stocked up after the crazy Christmas run! We have a whole host of beautiful and unique antiquities, fossils and enigmatic curios to offer, including...

 

  • A huge Viking penannular brooch

  • Hardstone ancient Egyptian fly amulets

  • A pair of Roman bone dice dating from the 1st century A.D.

  • Bronze Age axes, Medieval Arrowheads, Celtic Spearheads

  • And this...

 

 

Without doubt, one of the most beautiful Megalodon teeth we have ever come across.

 

At almost 5" in length, the tooth is huge (Meg teeth are formally measured diagonally, from the tip to the furthest root, termed the slant height) — but its crowning glory is its amazing patination.

 

At some point in its four million to twenty-six million year history, the tooth has been exposed to an extremely acidic environment; probably a swamp resulting from a drying lake or a blackwater river delta. Decaying vegatation in such an environment would leach tannins into the water capable of staining just about anything, including the enamel of giant shark teeth!

 

The result is a beautiful, tea-coloured patination against the dark grey-blue mineralisation of the tooth, and the prettiest fossil we've ever seen!

 

Available soon at Timeless Galleries, but it won't be cheap...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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