Mollusc shell: Money cowrie, Monetaria moneta; Frances Shakespear; 2015.232.109

Name/Title

Mollusc shell: Money cowrie, Monetaria moneta

About this object

The oval shell is light green on top and off white coloured below. This shell is from a marine gastropod usually found in the Indian or Pacific Oceans, including around Australia.

Maker

Frances Shakespear

Medium and Materials

Cowrie/Shell, 0 - Whole

Measurements

HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 30 x W 20 x D 15mm (H 1 3/16 x W 13/16 x D 9/16in)

Subject and Association Keywords

Natural History/[SCIENCE]

Named Collection

Shakespear Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the Shakespear family

Object Type

Object/History

Object number

2015.232.109

Copyright Licence  

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