Mammoth tooth snuff box

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Mammoth tooth snuff box
Mammoth tooth snuff box

Used in the Officers Mess of the 87th Foot to hold snuff, this small silver box with its little Barrosa Eagle is highly decorative but very unusual. The body of the box is made from very thin slices of the fossilised tooth of a Mammoth Elephant that has been extinct for about 10,000 years.

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