Bronze Mounted Pecten Plate
A fine fossilised Chlamys lattissima pecten clam shell 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 collectible. Read further our description below...
Genus: Chlamys latissima 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.
Height: 21.4 cm
Width: 20.3 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Approximate weight: 2,673 kg