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Hi guys, I'm interested in this Metacanthina issoumourensis from Morocco.
According to the seller it has no restoration.
It seems that the rest looks good, but I do not know if there may be something in the cephalon.  as you see ?680b0b85-1b6f-4f9b-ba58-1489360f6547.jpg.2f5d18555b62a95c87920a123cce60c9.jpgce91d2be-7922-4db3-9a83-357c5eae30c9.jpg.0d8175275441c17606138f258997a086.jpg01433692-da39-420f-806a-2ce126a6a044.jpg.791c75576fec81bacd042d2a9c350ba5.jpg112dcdb9-4e3f-459a-b0a8-2a5c28dc02c8.jpg.fcddea627062e71f9755ec02a803813a.jpgeb9759fb-76ab-43d8-93c9-e5fafd7b4f5f.jpg.3f066126424e6e96dbed2ccd87e8a9c6.jpgdadb2c3c-93eb-447a-90e0-7172b4d21a1e.jpg.b85dcf3f0442a1d00e2d42d681c3bade.jpg89ebbfbc-b4c1-48db-a536-ccbb79c917f8.jpg.98bd5b765ed57799e0df59dab014ce95.jpg

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Judging from these images, I don't see any obvious restoration on the majority of the cephalon, which seems to have the very fine microsculpture in evidence. The right cheek beneath and behind the eye may have a bit of touch-up. 

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  • Fossildude19 changed the title to Some repair, restoration?

Other than repairing a break in the matrix and Cephalon, I see very little repair. Trilobites like these are found by profile breaks. Another words the rock is broke and a collector doesn't know if there is a Trilobite unless they see it on the break. Repair is inevitable. I would be quite please with such a specimen. 

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I was thinking with the crack clearly visible in the cephalon I doubt they did any real restoration. Would think if they did they would have hidden the crack more as well. As @fossilcrazy stated, since they are found by breaking the rock I am not worried about a clean crack. I would be more worried if no crack. Beauty of a trilobite.

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