cOWRY SPECIMEN --Cypraea venusta episema 58.6 mm GEM

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 06, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Cypraea venusta episema Iredale, 1939

SIZE: 58.6 mm (average size()

GEM

LOCATION: Rottnest Island, Wetern Australia

DATE: March, 1972

COLLECTION DATA: Off-shore submerged rocky outcrop. Associated with sponges at 12 metres

COMMENTS: THIS SHELL IS TYPICAL OF THE FORM. IT IS DARK, WITH CONFLUENT SPOTTING AT THE DORSUM THE MARGINS ARE GREY/PURPLE. TEETH ARE MUCH SUDUED (BUT VISIBLE) AT THE MIDDLE OF THE COUMELLA

GLOSSY, MOSTLY DARK BROWN!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

I am selling most of the families from my collection of marine Gastropods and Bivalves, which has been acquired over a period of 55 years. I need to drastically reduce the size of my collection before I take the planned move to smaller premises.

Because it
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