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Please Note: This is an authentic Consolacion Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.
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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 doomed Spanish galleon Consolacion.
Robert's Notes: Beautiful Pillars and Waves and cross. "P" mint mark, "E" assayer's initials. Beautiful "PLVS VLTRA" and "8" denomination. Slightly ghosted Pillars detail where the hammer bounced when the coin was struck.
This treasure coin has good detail, but perhaps my favorite thing about it is the sea-wear that really highlights the shipwreck provenance of this treasure coin. It was recovered from the shallow water part of the wreck where the was a lot of wave action.
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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