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Patella (olana) cochelear
Date Made/Found: 1823-1828
Donor: Miss Florence Mary Georgiana Cole , 1817 - 1888
Previous owner: General Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole GCB , 1772 - 1842
Place Object Found: Mauritius
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: E12.1.81.274
This specimen of limpet was probably collected while Galbraith Lowry Cole was Governor of Mauritius, between 1823-1828. Considering that it is at least 180 years old, it has retained its colour and pattern remarkably well.
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