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Consider a low contrast Madder instead. A high contrast Madder is a touch too bold for my taste.
This is an old one for me so at this point I can only go by what is on the tag. 95% wool 5% cashmere. Sorry I can't be more specific. As an aside, does your name refer to Pliny the younger or the elder? Big classical history buff.