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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 173

    A FOSSIL LEAF PLAQUE

    MONTANA, USA

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    A FOSSIL LEAF PLAQUE
    MONTANA, USA
    multiple specimens of Davidia antiqua and Viburnum asperum from the Fort Union Formation, Paleocene (circa 64 million years ago) in their original matrix
    15in. (37.5cm.) wide


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    These leaves come from the geological age that immediately followed the extinction event that famously killed off the dinosaurs.

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