Dailyatia Small Shelly Fossil Lapel Pin
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The Dailyatia lapel pin represenst the C1 sclerite of Dailyatia helica, a small shelly fossil (SSF) of the clade Tommotida originating from the late Cambrian period. Small shelly fossils are a diverse group of mineralized fossils representing the ancestors of marine invertebrates like snails and sea urchins. While some SSFs are an intact version of the original organism, most represent only a fragment of the marine creatures they once were. In the case of Dailyatia helica, one organism consisted of 30 of the intricate, grooved, helical-shaped structures that I've recreated as an earring. (Reference: Skovsted, CB, Betts, MR, Topper, TT & Brock GA, Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 48:1-117,2015)
The lapel pin is 1.3 cm (0.5 inches) x 2 cm (0.8 inches) x 1.7 cm (0.7 inches). It comes with a locking pin back to attach it securely to a jacket or lapel.
The lapel pin is 3D printed in polished solid sterling silver and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.