Brown Polished Map Cowrie Seashell 2-3″ Cypraea mappa Cowry Shell

Brown Polished Map Cowrie Seashell 2-3″ Cypraea mappa Cowry Shell

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Description

• The cowry was the shell most widely used worldwide as shell money. Cowry shell money was important in the trade networks of Africa, South Asia, and East Asia
• The Map Cowrie shell, or Cypraea mappa, gets its name because of its distinct pattern with longitudinal lines and sinuous mantle groove which resembles ancient maps
• These are natural specimens so variations in color, pattern and size should be expected
• You will receive one polished map cowry seashell similar to the reference specimens
• Can range in size from approximately 2-3″ long measured at the longest points

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Weight 4 oz