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    RARE Double dated 1670 Consolacion Shipwreck Pirate 8 Reale Cob 14K Gold Necklace | Artifact #4091

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    The famed Pirate Piece of Eight in an Heirloom Pendant

    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!

    Your Consolacion Shipwreck 8 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

    • Date: circa 1670 - Rare two visible dates
    • Denomination: 8 Reale
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Viceroyalty of Peru (Modern Day Bolivia)
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8 mm
    • Obverse (Front): Jerusalem Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)
    • Pendant size including bezel: 1 5/8" Across, 2 1/8" Tall - The diameter of a US silver dollar. We call this size a "Key West Dog Tag" as all of us treasure hunters wear one of the first coins we recovered

    Robert's Notes: This piece has two fully visible dates in red. Most of the time, only one date is visible. A stunning and a deeply struck cross with lions and castles, beautiful  Pillars and Waves. Recovered from the deeper part of the wreck where the detail was preserved.

    Consolacion pieces of this high quality are few and far between these days.  

    The ultimate in a "Key West Dog Tag" for the pirate in you! Sidle (yes, it's "sidle") up to an oyster bar with this and you will turn heads!

    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. 

    Learn more about the Consolacion shipwreck and pirates... click here>

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    Your Isla de Muerto Pendant Comes Complete with:

    • Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    • A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page, Full Color Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    • 10 Page Potosi Mint and "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief by Robert
    • The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    • Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    • Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure 
    • A Treasure Jewelry Care Card