Amberous Ribbon Core Cyclone Superball
The ancient Greeks gave amber the name lyncurium, believing falsely that the resins were the petrified urine deposits of the lynx.
H cyclolyncurium is so named because of its characteristic resemblance to a sphere of amber with ribbons embedded inside. These balls almost invariably contain striped ribbons of red, blue, yellow, and white that originate from a single point at the base of the mold and swirl within the rubber casing.
These specimens are a rare find today as the process of injecting the mold was unnecessarily complicated. Modern versions are held within clear casings and do not show the same level of detail.
in a specimen box by artist Henry J. Simonds.
Photo Courtesy of Steve Smith, 2011