Mollusc shell: Money cowrie, Monetaria moneta

Shakespear, Frances Isabella Blanche (b.1879, d.1964)
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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.
Part of a collection of predominantly Pacific region sea shells and New Zealand seabird eggs collected by Frances Shakespear.
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Shakespear, Frances Isabella Blanche (b.1879, d.1964): Collector
Cowrie: 0 - Whole
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3D objects (HxWxD): H 30 x W 20 x D 15mm: 0 - Whole
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