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    1679 Consolacion Shipwreck Skull & Cross Bones Pirate 4 Reale Cob 14K Gold & Silver Pendant | Artifact #5912

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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 doomed Spanish galleon Consolacion, is especially rare – very few 4 Reales were minted compared to the larger, silver-dollar-sized 8 Reale.

    Your Consolacion Shipwreck 4 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

    • Date: 1679
    • Denomination: 4 Reale
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Viceroyalty of Peru (Modern Day Bolivia)
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold & Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
    • Articulating Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8 mm
    • Obverse (Front): The Cross of Jerusalem
    • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)
    • Pendant size including bezel: 1 3/8" Across, 1 7/8" Tall - Pendant width the diameter of a 50 cent piece

    Robert's Notes: Awesome, deeply struck cross. This coin was gently removed from a "clump" of coins, the remains of what was once a treasure chest. The cross side was facing in and is well preserved. The "79" date is still visible on the Pillars and Waves side in red circle. 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.

    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:

    • 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 Full Color Potosi Mint historic Brief researched and written by Robert
    • "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    • 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