Consolacion Shipwreck Pirate Spanish 8 Reale circa 1675 Piece of Eight 14K Gold Necklace | Artifact #5304

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Pirates! Perhaps no other class of seafarers is quite so famous – or infamous!

Please Note: This is an authentic Consolacion Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

But tying shipwreck coins to actual pirates is rare – most treasure galleons sank due to hurricanes, poor navigation or lack of upkeep.  But the Treasure of Isla de Muerto (The Treasure of Dead Man’s Island) is the exception… for her cache of glittering treasure went to the bottom because of – yes, you guessed it – PIRATES!

This Piece of Eight, salvaged from the wreckage of the Spanish galleon Consolacion.

Your Consolacion Shipwreck 4 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

  • Date: circa 1675
  • Denomination: 8 Reale
  • Reign: Charles II of Spain
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (Modern Day Bolivia)
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold & Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8 mm
  • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 1 3/4" Across, 2" Tall - the width of a US silver dollar
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)

Robert's Notes: This piece has a really nice "piece of 8" feel and weight to it. The sea wear indicates it was probably recovered from the shallow water part of the shipwreck, where there was a lot of sand and wave action. Some of the cross and Pillars and Waves are visible. This is a perfect starter piece of 8 for the price with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail added to it. We treasure hunters call them "Key West Dog Tags." This treasure coin has details, but perhaps my favorite thing about it is the sea-wear that really highlights the shipwreck provenance of this treasure coin.

The Spanish Cob Coin Pillars and Waves Design

While each coin does not have every detail, the most striking feature is the two upright “pillars” which represent the Pillars of Hercules; the waves below, the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in the 10 o’clock position there is a “P” for Potosi, next is a number for the denomination. Next is the assayer’s initial.  The two or three numerals above the center wave are the date. Through the center runs the phrase PLV SVL TRA – “Plus Ultra” – More Beyond the Pillars of Hercules. On the reverse is the crusaders cross, with lions and castles in the four quadrants representing the early Spanish kingdoms of Leon and Castile. Coins minted in the 1700s will have three digits, i.e. 737 for 1737. 

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Your Isla de Muerto Pendant Comes Complete with:

1.    Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
2.    A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page, Full Color Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
3.    "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
4.    The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
5.    Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
6.    A Gift Box
7.    A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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