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Australian & Colonial(#442) 26/05/2019 12:00 PM AEST CLOSED!

Lot 10 of 750: Coco De Mer sailor's box, Seychelles Islands, 19th century. Endemic only to the Seychelles the Coco De Mer nut is the largest known seed in existence and was highly coveted by sailors in the 18th and 19th century who prized it for its erotic appearance. Its botanical name Ladoicea callipyge is from the Greek and literally translates to "beautiful buttocks". Unlike other coconuts the seed does not remain viable once at sea so its range is extremely limited and most of the 7000 odd known living ex

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Lot closed - Price Realized:$1,800
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Australian & Colonial(#442)  26/05/2019 12:00 PM AEST  CLOSED!