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Lattissima Pecten Shell on Bronze Stand 540mm

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Fossilised pecten clam shells originating in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, southern France, more commonly known in France as 'Coquille St. Jacques'. These large shells may be found in the carbonate levels of the Miocene period. The large sizes of these molluscs, often in a well-preserved state and completeness makes for a desirable and fascinating fossil exhibit.

Genus: Chlamys lattissima sp. Pecten shell
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.

Genus: Chlamys albina
Origin: Miocene (Helvetian Sauvignan Savignaé, south of France

Pecten and stand measurements.
Height: 46.0 cm
Width: 54.0 cm
Depth: 10.0 cm

Pecten plate measurements.
Height: 38.0 cm
Width: 54.0 cm
Depth: 5.0 cm

Approximate weight: 14,200 kg

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A distinctive authentic Chlamys lattissima pecten shell encapsulated in the original fossil bedrock, over 15 million years. The limestone rock cleaned from the shell making this wonderful exhibit and curiosity of natural history of our unique world.


A 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.