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Item# 0003198919
FamilyCypraeidae
NameZoila friendii - MONSTER FROM OLD DAYS , (J. E. Gray, 1831)
Size102.1 mm
LocalityRottnest Is., Western Australia
NoteMONSTER FROM THE OLD DAYS.....Giants this size, well over the magic 100mm, are no longer available (only from old advanced collections) and rarely offered. To hold one is a joy. Attractive thick dorsal maculae, very dark on upper dorsum and adorable rich-caramel to lower margins. A most attractive combination. Super-calloused with those well-defined corrugations along the margin edges, a further sign of super-maturity as well aesthetically pleasing. Heavy at 85+g. A once in a blue moon opportunity for the Zoila collector. A small repair to posterior syphon columellar side, not attracting attention (syphon profile unspoilt) and a couple of dorsal imperfections re-glazed agreeably by the animal, all not compromising beauty. Altogether a striking example and condition considering size, bulk and particularly the life span of this elderly citizen of the deep. Please feel free to ask for more photos. Grade: F+++. Provenance: from my own collection. Collected by Scuba diver; 12-15 meters; sitting between boulders and sponges; off western end of Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
SellerRod Watts (397) - Register to view Feedback
Seller CountryAUSTRALIA
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Currency of this itemEURO
Start Price1,00 €
Current Price1525,00 € - offered by Warry  - You must be registered to make your offer - 

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Bid history:
rosenthals (693) 44 €22-11-2023 > 22:38:572
TY888 (408) 168 €22-11-2023 > 20:35:561
LeonBrondo (22) 172 €22-11-2023 > 22:56:344
TY888 (408) 255 €23-11-2023 > 06:32:245
amorashells (1076) 285 €23-11-2023 > 09:05:226
TY888 (408) 330 €23-11-2023 > 23:15:467
pure100full (158) 355 €29-11-2023 > 03:22:038
recliner (206) 365 €29-11-2023 > 04:13:349
Warry (347) 750 €22-11-2023 > 22:52:273
Warry (347) 880 €29-11-2023 > 17:25:3611
Warry (347) 1250 €29-11-2023 > 17:50:4412
Warry (347) 1450 €29-11-2023 > 17:52:2613
recliner (206) 1500 €29-11-2023 > 04:14:4310
Warry (347) 1525 €29-11-2023 > 18:40:0714