petrified ammonite - pair, fossilsOrder number: 50.202
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The ammonites were a sub-group of the cephalopods - there should be about 30,000 to 40,000 species. The size of the animals was usually in the range of 0,39 inch (1 cm) to 11,8 inch (30 cm).
There were exceptions, and in 1895, for example, a 71 inch (180 cm) ammonite was found in a quarry near Seppenrode (region of southern Westphalia in Germany).
Ammonites first lived about 570 million years ago in the Lower Devonian until the Cretaceous period about 70 million years ago, then died out together with the dinosaurs.
The ammonites were assigned a mystical role in different cultures of the "Old and New World". In the German-speaking culture, ammonites were placed in the milking bucket to promote milk production or installed in the roof ridge to protect against lightning. As good luck and protection, ammonites were also installed or walled in over entrance doors.
Water is an element of life. Ammonites that were walled in or embedded in wells also indicate that the fossilized fossil should protect against harmful influences or the source from drying up.
The ammonite is also called snake stone - it is still used as a healing stone.
Approx. 200 million years old, each piece is unique, no fossil is the same!
You buy the ammonites that are cut open (as shown).
Ammonite size: approx. 2- 2,4 inch (50-60 mm), petrified.
Weight: the PAIR about 1,4 oz (40 g)
Price per pair!