Where did pliny the elder find black obsidian?

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  • Pliny the Elder tells us in his Naturalis Historia that a Roman called Obsidius first found this stone in Ethiopia. That is why this type of black volcanic glass was called Obsidius’ or Obsidius’ stone. Black obsidian is also known as Royal Agate, Xaga, Glassy Lava, Volcanic Glass, and Glass Agate.

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