Button or Pearly Top Shell (4)

Button or Pearly Top Shell (4) - Worn specimens of Button Top among natural treasures found on the beach and displayed on a table top among the trees. Trochus (Tectus) niloticus Linnaeus found on the shore of Normanby Island off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. The mother-of-pearl from this type of shell was and still is used commercially for making buttons and similar decorative objects.

Button or Pearly Top Shell (4) – Worn specimens of Button Top among natural treasures found on the beach and displayed on a table top among the trees. Trochus (Tectus) niloticus Linnaeus found on the shore of Normanby Island off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. The mother-of-pearl from this type of shell was and still is used commercially for making buttons and similar decorative objects. P1180726aBlog4

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