FREE U.S SHIPPING - WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE

Discover Your Treasure...

    SAVE 20% on a chain or leather cord when you purchase any treasure. Use coupon code: CHAIN

    Specimen coins and artifacts make the perfect gift - and we have luxury gift wrapping available to make gift giving easy!

    We add new blogs and videos weekly - join our email list below for quick notification!

    17th Century Spanish Dolphin Pendant in Shipwreck Silver | 5442MC

    Size Guide
    Size Guide for Ladies & Gentlemen
    Pendant Necklace and Ring Size Guide
    Size Guide for Ladies & Gentlemen
    Pendant Necklace and Ring Size Guide

    This double-sided dolphin springs to life from 400 years ago...

    "The dolphin is an animal that is not only friendly to mankind but is also a lover of music, and it can be charmed by singing in harmony, but particularly by the sound of the water-organ. It is not afraid of a human being as something strange to it, but comes to meet vessels at sea and sports and gambols round them, actually trying to race them and passing them even when under full sail.”
    Pliny the Elder, in his Natural History (77-79 AD)
    from the writings of Aristotle (384-322 BC)

    Please Note: This item includes a black leather necklace in your choice of lengths!

    For thousands of years, tales have passed from generation to generation about dolphins coming to the rescue of shipwrecked or stranded mariners… and since man first started sailing the oceans, dolphins have mesmerized these hearty sailors, and those who listened to their tales of the magic creatures of the sea that would “talk,” and play in the wake of wind-driven vessels of centuries past.

    Our double sided shipwreck silver dolphin was originally carved many years ago by one of our treasure hunter friends who crafted jewelry in between his treasure hunts. It is styled in the fashion depicted on nautical charts that guided the mighty Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main and the great British and Dutch explorers and East India Companies during the 16th and 17th centuries.

    The Spanish Chart Dolphin Pendant

    Shipwreck Silver

    This dolphin is cast with our exclusive blend of shipwreck silver from four shipwrecks: Atocha - 1622, the 1715 Fleet, Le Chameu - 1725 and Santa Leocadia - 1800. To read about how we blend our authentic shipwreck silver, where the treasure came from, and the history of these shipwrecks, check out Robert's Blog "Shipwreck Silver - the Story Behind the Story."

    Of Special Note: Our exclusive Empires Collection features Museum-Quality Castings that are produced by hand, in the USA, and to exacting standards, creating jewelry pieces that are amazingly faithful to the original artifact.  Each is hand-finished here in the studio - toned, hand-rubbed and polished - making the best of ancient art affordable and wearable for a life-time.

    Dolphins and the Greeks

    The Greek colony of Olbia (present day Ukraine) on the shores of the Black Sea cast bronze effigies of dolphins and used them as money in the 5th century BC. There is evidence that the Celts in the region also used these as a “proto” currency. And in the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, the Greeks that inhabited Calabria in Southern Italy minted the silver “Boy on Dolphin” drachms.

    Your Empires Collection Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. A Detailed, Two Page Historic Brief Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    2. A Black Leather Necklace with 2" Extender in the Length of Your Choice
    3. A Linen Gift Pouch
    4. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

    For our Collection of Chains for Men and Woman Click Here>

    100% Authentic • Speedy Shipping • Easy Returns

    100% Lifetime Guarantee
    Every treasure is guaranteed authentic and come with a Certificate of Authenticity and  Documentation Package at no extra charge. Get the full details here>>>

    Speedy Shipping
    Shipping within the U.S. is free, and discounted worldwide. Your order ships in 24 - 48 hours. Expedited shipping is available at checkout! Get the full details here>>>

    Exchanges & Returns
    We want you to be thrilled with your treasure for a lifetime! We offer a full, No-Questions-Asked 21 Day Exchange or Return guarantee. Get the full details here>>>