This phylloceras ammonite fossil is around 180 million years old, from the Lower Jurassic Period. It was excavated many years ago from the classic Posidonia Shale Deposit at Holzmaden in Wurttenburg, Germany. This ammonite exhibits the attractive golden colour of specimens from this locality, due to pyritisation of the shell imprint.
The natural history of this fossil plaque makes it a wonderful addition to any collection. What you see here is the fossillised shell of the ammonite, actually a marine creature related to the squid.
The smooth spiral shape of the ammonite against the contrasting dark shale creates mean that this plaque will accent your interior decor with style and interest. Also, a great gift for any ethusiast or collector.