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Title: Cypraea Arabia
Item Name: Shells


An Arabian Cowrie shell (Cypraea Arabia), from the Indian/Pacific Ocean. Cream underside, top pinkish-brown with brown spots. Part of the Pamplin shell collection. There are around 200 species of cowrie, mostly found in tropical waters, near coral reefs. Their china like shells are prized by collectors and they can sell for large sums of money. They were once also used as a form of money in some parts of Africa and the Pacific islands.

Materials: shell
Measurements: L:6.5cm, W:3.9cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1995.869