These beautiful ammonites are an extinct group of marine mollusk that were distant relatives of the living squid and octopus. The name ‘ammonite’ was given by Pliny the Elder because of the resemblance to the ram’s horns of Ammon, the Egyptian god of life and procreation. Widespread and diverse in Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, ammonites then died out, but have been found world wide.
A Collection of Jurasic Period Ammonites
A wonderful and diverse collection of Jurasic Period chambered ammonites, both large and small. Some examples feature a beautiful sheen of iridescence, while in others the natural crystal formations are clearly visible. All but A are cut, and all are polished.
Condition: Excellent condition.