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Fossil - Shark vertebrae and teeth

Fossil - Shark vertebrae and teeth

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Fossil - Shark vertebrae and teeth, single specimen

The teeth, vertebrae, cartilage and their fragments belong to the extinct shark species, Otodus (Otodus obliquus), which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs (ca. 60 to 45 million years ago). The skeleton of Otodus sharks was made of cartilage instead of bone, which is why very few whole skeletons have been preserved, and several species of the genus have been identified only by teeth and vertebrae. In good condition. Age-related wear, cracks and chips. Origin Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco, North Africa. The size of the carefully cleaned sand and limestone deposit is about 105mm x 80mm x 33mm.

Symbol meaning

The shark symbolizes masculine energy, strength, protection and potency. Sailors and surfers of our time have worn a shark's tooth around their necks for the same reason; to give physical strength and to protect against attacks by sharks or other sea beasts. The teeth have also been considered to protect against getting lost at sea and even drowning, after all, sharks are the rulers of the seas. In the Middle Ages and especially the Renaissance

during this period, killing with various poisons was a popular way to get rid of unwanted family members, business partners or enemies. Fossilized shark teeth and pieces of cartilage were used to protect against poisoning and were carried around in the form of amulets. Sometimes they were even ground up and mixed with wine to neutralize toxins. It was believed that a fossilized shark's tooth brought along at dinner parties would change color if the food or drink was poisoned.

Carrying a shark's tooth is believed to protect the wearer from symbolic attacks, getting lost, and accidents. The tooth supports masculine energy, strength and self-confidence. It has also been considered to act as a guide and a spiritual guide in difficult and challenging situations.

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