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Large Megalodon Tooth from N. Carolina River

Lot 0140 Details

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**Originally Listed At $500**

Ancient seas, from North Carolina River, USA, ca. 2 million years ago. A gorgeous fossilized example of a Megalodon tooth with a deep slate grey and lighter taupe coloring. Megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon, literally "big tooth"), thought to have become extinct 1.6 million years ago, is the largest known member of the shark family. Prior to 1666, when naturalist Nicolaus Steno studied shark teeth and realized the error, people believed that these teeth were moon rocks or dragon's tongues. Megalodon teeth are all that remain of these ancient creatures, whose skeletal structures - like those of all sharks - were made of cartilage and did not fossilize. Interestingly, a megalodon's age at death can be determined by the growth rings radiating from the centra of the tooth. Size: 4.5" W x 5.125" H (11.4 cm x 13 cm)

Provenance: private southwestern Pennsylvania, USA collection

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Condition
Tooth has a chip to the lower tip, some loss to enamel, and stable fissures to the root commensurate with fossilization. Otherwise in nice condition, with nice serrated edges.
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Large Megalodon Tooth from N. Carolina River

Estimate $700 - $1,050
Apr 30, 2020
Starting Price $350
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0140: Large Megalodon Tooth from N. Carolina River

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Est. $700 - $1,050Starting Price $350
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Lot 0140 Details

Description
...
**Originally Listed At $500**

Ancient seas, from North Carolina River, USA, ca. 2 million years ago. A gorgeous fossilized example of a Megalodon tooth with a deep slate grey and lighter taupe coloring. Megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon, literally "big tooth"), thought to have become extinct 1.6 million years ago, is the largest known member of the shark family. Prior to 1666, when naturalist Nicolaus Steno studied shark teeth and realized the error, people believed that these teeth were moon rocks or dragon's tongues. Megalodon teeth are all that remain of these ancient creatures, whose skeletal structures - like those of all sharks - were made of cartilage and did not fossilize. Interestingly, a megalodon's age at death can be determined by the growth rings radiating from the centra of the tooth. Size: 4.5" W x 5.125" H (11.4 cm x 13 cm)

Provenance: private southwestern Pennsylvania, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#144730
Condition
...
Tooth has a chip to the lower tip, some loss to enamel, and stable fissures to the root commensurate with fossilization. Otherwise in nice condition, with nice serrated edges.

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