Beaded venus

Shells from George Montagu’s collection.

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Montagu, Colonel George (from the collection of)
Common Name
beaded venus
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)

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VENERIDAE: Protothaca granulata [Gmelin]: beaded venus