Princess Louisa Shipwreck 1731 2 Reale Piece of 8 Pendant in Sterling Silver | Artifact #: 8130

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Some of the Most Beautiful Coins Ever Minted - Rare, Dated and One-of-a-Kind

Ships like Princess Louisa were the largest, and the most beautiful, in the British merchant marine and were only rivaled by the larger galleons of Spain and Portugal. They had evolved during the 130 years that England had been trading with the East and were now big, but graceful ships; strong, fast, well-armed and eminently suited for the long and dangerous passages they had to make.

But treacherous currents, combined with inaccurate charts, sealed Princess Louisa's fate in the shallow shoals of the Cape Verde Islands. Like most trade ships of her day, the trade coinage she was loaded with were Spanish, not British. This Princess Louisa silver 2 Reale is a rare example of the famed "Piece of Eight" of this era; deeply struck, beautifully dated, and with a stunning cross and pillars and wave design.

Your Princess Louisa 2 Reale Piece of Eight

  • Date: Circa 1731
  • Denomination: 2 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
  • King: Philip V
  • Assayer: "M" Jose de Matienzo
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 1" Across, 1 1/2" Tall
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusaders Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)

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Your Princess Louisa Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Customized, Full Color, 4-Page 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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