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Cypraea tigris YELLOW - 1053354
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  (ending: Sep 04, 2017 14:00 CET)
Bid History : 5 bids
Winner : RampupA2
Family: CYPRAEIDAE
Species: Cypraea tigris YELLOW
Author: Linnaeus, 1758
Size: 79.9 mm
Locality: Philippines. Bohol. Nocnocan Island. 10-15 m. 2017.

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Cypraea tigris YELLOW - 1053354

EXTRAORDINARY TIGER WITH A GOLDEN SHINE ON A DARK BACKGROUND

As you could state, since we discovered that the very classic Tiger Cowry is our number one seller among the cowries, we purchased a select set of about 250 pieces from Zamboanga suppliers visiting our company.

This is not the yellow as seen in shipwreck tigers, but a genuine yellowish with a golden tinge glowing on the dorsum.

Be aware that most tigers with a yellow coloration are fakes. This is genuine. The shell is fine++, not gem, as there are under certain angles of light some air inclusions visible. These minor defects are not harming and we still deal with a major excellent yellowish tiger.

Estimation: 150 euro.


 

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