King helmet shell

This shell was one of seven helmet shells collected by Captain Thomas T Phillips during his Naval service. He travelled to stations in North America and the West Indies whilst serving aboard the Nile in 1860 and again ten years later aboard HMS Fly.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Common Name
king helmet shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)

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CASSIDAE; Cassis tuberosa (Linn.); king helmet