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    EXTREMELY RARE Circa 1560 Portuguese 22+K Gold Cruzado 500 Reis "In This Sign Conquer" Crusaders' Cross 18K Gold Coin Pendant | Artifact #9764

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    “In Hoc Signo Vinces” - Portuguese Gold Testaments to Faith... now in an heirloom pendant to be cherished for generations

    Please Note: This is an authentic Portuguese Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.


    Portugal Gives Birth to “The Age of Discovery.”

    When thinking of great explorers and empires of the past, the names that spring to mind are Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, Columbus, Great Britain, Sir Francis Drake, and perhaps the Dutch… but would it surprise you to know that Europe’s longest-lived empire, and the country and its country-men who discovered much of the world for Europe is, in fact, Portugal.

    At the dawn of the modern age in the early 1400’s, the son of Portugal’s King Joao I, Prince Henry the Navigator, spearheaded the exploration of the world, becoming the principal sponsor and patron of Portuguese exploration efforts.  Soon, Portuguese vessels were sailing the Atlantic Ocean, discovering the Atlantic archipelagos including the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.

    Your 22K Gold In Hoc Signo Vinces Coin:

    • Denomination: 500 Reis - Cruzado
    • Date: Circa 1560
    • Ruler: Sebastian I (1560-1578)
    • Coin metal: 22+K gold (SEE NOTES BELOW)
    • Coin weight: 3.8 grams
    • Bezel metal: 18K gold
    • Obverse (Front): The Crowned Arms of Portugal - Latin Legend: SEBASTIANVS : I : REX : PORTUG "Sebastian I, by the Grace of God, King of Portugal
    • Reverse (Back): The Crusaders’ cross and the Latin phrase IN HOC SIGNO VINCES “In this sign you will conquer”  
    • Articulating Maritime Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2 mm
    • Pendant size including bezel: 1 1/16" Across, 1 1/2” Tall - halfway between the width of a quarter and 50 cent piece  

    Robert's Notes: WOW! Is all I can say about this stunning coin. Virtually  uncirculated. This is an early hand-hammered piece.

    Amazing condition for its age. Spanish gold coins from this period were 22K gold, this coin is almost 23K gold. And a super rare 500 reis (Cruzado) denomination. A coin of this quality and rarity is up there in the top 1-3 percent of what is available in the world. 

    I use 18K gold to created a luxury weight bezel as the coins and jewelry from this time period were usually crafted from 22K gold, and the 18K gives the coins and pendant a warm, royal and regal look and feel.

    A stunning IN HOC SIGNO VINCES: "In This Sign Conquer." Originally a Greek phrase, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great adopted the motto after having a vision of Christ's Cross before a battle in 312 A.D. 

    You just don't get anymore beautiful than this.

    From their initial voyages, the Portuguese built an empire throughout the world – territories that are now a part of 53 different sovereign states.  The Portuguese Empire spanned nearly 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in Southeast Asia in 2002.

    This coin and its stunning images and inscription are a surviving testament to the longest-lived modern European empire in the world.

    Your In Hoc Signo Vinces Coin Pendant comes with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Full Color Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    4. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card