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I bought this 3.5" Carcharodontosaurus tooth on a certain auction site recently for $650. It looks real (and not a composite) to me, but the color does seem a bit strange in a few places. I'm sure it's just a natural pattern and I'm (slightly) worried over nothing but I have to ask. Does the tooth look dyed to any of you? If so, it was VERY carefully done but this is my first dinosaur tooth and I haven't really seen enough to be completely sure. The seller has 100% positive feedback with a lot of reviews. First three photos are indoors with flash, last two are outside. Indoor photos show the proper color (on my monitor).

 

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LordTrilobite

No red flags. This tooth looks completely real. Congrats on your wonderful Carcharodontosaurus tooth! :ighappy:  :dinothumb:

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Agreed looks fine and is a nice tooth.  Dying is not what you would see done on this type of tooth and it would be evident in the area below the enamel.  A prep person would crack fill/patch and then paint which is not apparent.   The color is typical of what you see from that region.  

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Seguidora-de-Isis

The serrations are well defined and are in line with what I expect in a good Carcharodontosauridae tooth. I do not see anything wrong with the coloring, it is a coloration typical of the Moroccan teeth of kem kem beds. You have an excellent tooth! Welcome to the forum!

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No dye from me either.

 

I have seen dyed ones, and this one looks fine. Nice tooth!

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