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Georgemckenzie

Hoya everyone I recently purchased this spiny trilobite from morroco and was wanting some help on its authenticity many thanks 

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Fossildude19

Cropped, rotated, enlarged, and contrasted/brightened: 

 

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2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Cropped, rotated, enlarged, and contrasted/brightened: 

 

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Thanks so much any help would be great 

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2 hours ago, Georgemckenzie said:

Hoya everyone I recently purchased this spiny trilobite from morroco and was wanting some help on its authenticity many thanks

 

 

Better to ask for an evaluation before you purchase. The tines and many spines appear to be painted or reconstructed.

 

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@piranha and @Kane are pros at this.

 

Before many would make an assumption we should like to see clearer photos. Especially of the cephalon (mostly eye details) and pygidium. I "think" I see marks on the pygidium that make me wonder about the area but can't tell from photos.

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Georgemckenzie

Hiya everyone the trilobite arrived today so here’s better photos any help would be great thanks

 

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I'm fairly suspicious of the trident, judging by these pictures, which make it seem as though it is partially or entirely a restoration. I assume it is a Walliserops lindoei

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5 minutes ago, Kane said:

I'm fairly suspicious of the trident, judging by these pictures, which make it seem as though it is partially or entirely a restoration. I assume it is a Walliserops lindoei

Thanks for the help I thought that if the trident would u say the rest of the trilobite is fine or do u think there is anymore work?and yes that’s the species the seller never had the species in the auction

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I'm not seeing anything too obvious in terms of any other major problems (such as grafting or entire fabrication of parts beyond the trident suspicion I mentioned). It is fairly common, however, that some spines and tines will be restored. In some cases, with particularly spiny trilobites, the spines may be removed entirely, prepared separately, and then reattached. 

 

An example of a current preparation project of mine where the process is to "mohawk" the spines and deal with them after:

 

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6 minutes ago, Kane said:

I'm not seeing anything too obvious in terms of any other major problems (such as grafting or entire fabrication of parts beyond the trident suspicion I mentioned). It is fairly common, however, that some spines and tines will be restored. In some cases, with particularly spiny trilobites, the spines may be removed entirely, prepared separately, and then reattached. 

 

An example of a current preparation project of mine where the process is to "mohawk" the spines and deal with them after:

 

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Thanks for the help I got it kinda of impulse buy as it wasn’t to expensive were everyone of this species of trilobite I’ve saw can go quite high 

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