Golden carpet or golden tapestry shell

Description
Shells from George Montagu’s collection. Moll3787 Moll3788

In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the scientific community - it is the most intact and taxonomically important collection of British shells of the early 19th century (1800-1816) to be found anywhere in the UK.
Accession Loan No.
Moll3787
Collection Class
Molluscs
Common Name
golden carpet or golden tapestry shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Full Name
VENERIDAE: Tapes aureus [Gmelin]: golden carpet or golden tapestry shell
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Montagu, Colonel George (from the collection of)
Collection Country
United Kingdom
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
MOLLUSCA
Family
VENERIDAE
Genus
Tapes
Species
aureus

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