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Poata money-ring of tridacna shell
Diameter: 12.50 centimetres
Thickness: 1.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Old label reads:
"Puata" New Georgia
This is a New Georgia group money-ring of standard value, known in several language as poata, made of plain white tridacna shell.
See Aswani & Sheppard (2003) The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Exchange in Precolonial and Colonial Roviana. Current Anthropology 44
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register for whole collection Oc1906,0720 reads:
Purchased from C. Southgate 7 Kings Bench Walk, Temple. £10.
(Collected by C. M. Woodford Esq. H.B.M. Resident Solomon Ids.)
Charles Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1888 and 1914, first as a naturalist, later as the first British Resident Commissioner.
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