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Belt of 15 strings of white, black and red shell money-beads, divided into sections of various sizes by strips of bone or tortoise-shell.
- Production date
- 19thC(early)-19thC(mid) (before 1865)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Registration slip reads:
Presented by Harry J. Veitch Esq. 1887
Harry Veitch, head of the horticultural business James Veitch & Sons of Chelsea, gave artefacts to the British Museum deriving from the company's plant collectors in various parts of the world. The Solomon Islands artefacts he gave in 1887 were collected by his brother John Gould Veitch as botanist on the voyage of HMS Curacoa to the Solomons in 1865 (Waite 1987:11).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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