Copyright - M.Bandli - Historic Meteorites
Collection No. B247.2 (2.4 grams) and B247.1 (0.297 grams).
Provenance: Adrien-Charles, Marquis de Mauroy (1848 - 1927); [...]; by transfer to Rolf W. Buehler (Swiss Meteorite Lab); by transfer to The Peter Marmet Collection.
Specimen Notes: The small hand-written label is penned by the hand of Adrien-Charles, Marquis de Mauroy (1848 – 1927).
Biographical Notes: During the 19 th century, the Marquis managed to assemble one of the most important private meteorite collections in Europe. With hopes of founding a natural history museum at the Vatican, the Marquis bequeathed his collection to the Vatican in several stages. Today, it remains the core of the Vatican’s meteorite collection (Vaticana Specola) and one of the most significant and historical meteorite collections in the world.
The editor would like to thank Brother Guy Consolmagno, Curator at the Vatican Observatory, for help in confirming the source of this specimen.
Consolmagno, G. (2001), Vatican Observatory Collection catalogue. Specola Vaticana, Vatican City State.