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1665 Consolacion Shipwreck Pirate Era Spanish 1 Reale Piece of Eight 14K Gold & Sterling Silver Pendant | Artifact #8314

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.

FOR PENDANT SIZE SEE COIN DETAILS BELOW

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, is especially rare – very few 1 Reales were minted compared to the larger, silver-dollar-sized 8 Reale.

Your Consolacion Shipwreck 1 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

  • Date: 1676 - Rare two visible dates
  • Denomination: 1 Reale
  • Assayer: "E"
  • Reign: Charles II of Spain
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (Modern Day Bolivia)
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold, Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm
  • Pendant size including bezel:  7/8" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - the diameter of a U.S. nickel

Robert's Notes: Sweet cross and Pillars and Waves detail. Partial PLV SVL TRA (PLUS ULTRA meaning More Beyond - see below). P mint mark, E assayer's initials, "I" denomination.

Cool partial POTOSI on the edge. Most of the time this isn't visible. 

Gently removed from the edge of a "clump" of coins, the remains of a treasure chest. 

Very piratical! 

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. 10 Page Potosi Mint Historic Brief by Robert
  4. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  5. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  6. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  7. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
  8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card


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