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This double crinoid plaque of a Jurassic sea lily, known as Seirocrinus subangularis, is estimated at £30,000-50,000 in the Summers Place Auctions sale on November 20.

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This striking double crinoid plaque of a Jurassic sea lily, known as Seirocrinus subangularis, is approximately 180 million years old and is a huge 5ft 11in x 3ft 1in (1.8m x 95cm).

It was found at Holzmaden in Germany, a location celebrated for the preservation of its specimens. Sea lilies are among the most sought-after fossils from Holzmaden.

This example is guided at £30,000-50,000 in a sale of natural history at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, on November 20.

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