A large unworked Coco de Mer nut (Lodoicea Maldivica)
Lot 261
A large unworked Coco de Mer nut (Lodoicea Maldivica)
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,731) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A large unworked Coco de Mer nut (Lodoicea Maldivica)
14ins. (36cm)long.

Footnotes

  • The Coco de Mer (sometimes also referred to as the sea coconut, double coconut, coco fesse, or Seychelles nut) is a palm endemic solely to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles.

    Until the true source of the nut was discovered in 1768, popular legend spoke of a mythical tree at the bottom of the sea, as the husks are sometimes to be found floating on the water.
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