Pecten fossils for sale, the premium destination for high-quality fossil pecten shells discovered and procured from the French Riviera Provence-Alpes, Côte d'Azur in the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. The ubiquitous large white 'Coquille St. Jacques' scallop shell successfully acquired by shell oil for the company logo and is recognisable to us all, here we offer some of the best examples of this familiar fossil mollusc.
£ POAA fine fossilised Chlamys lattissima pecten clamshell from the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Southern France. More commonly known in France as 'Coquille St. Jacques', these large shells can be found in the carbonate levels of the Miocene period. The large size, completeness and attractive colouration of these fossilised shells makes them very collectable. Read further our description below... Genus: Chlamys lattissima sp. Age: Cenozoic Era, Miocene Period; Burdigalian/Aquitanian Stages, around 23 to 15 million years ago Origin: Lacoste quarries near Marseilles, Bollene, Vaucluse department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Pecten measurements. Height: 21.4 cm Width: 20.3 cm Depth: 10 cm Approximate weight: 2,673 kg Learn More