Lot 78 (Evolution Live Auction, 20th November 2018)

Estimate
£30,000 - £50,000

Buyer's premium: 25% (ex. VAT)


Lot details

Fossils: A rare and impressive double crinoid plaque, Seirocrinus subangularis

Holzmaden, Jurassic approx 180 million years ago

180cm by 95cm

The fossil locality at Holzmaden in Germany is celebrated for specimens that show beautiful preservation. The rocks they come from are lower Jurassic in age (approximately 180 million years old). Fossils of many kinds of creatures are found at Holzmaden but Crinoids (sea lilies) and ichthyosaurs are among the most sought-after and are perhaps the most desired by collectors.