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Joanna Shipwreck 4 Reale Cob "Piece of 8" Coin Skull and Cross Bones Sterling Silver Pendant | #9961

The Glittering Treasure of the British East Indiaman Joanna now in an Heirloom Pendant

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

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The 550 ton East Indiaman Joanna was already a veteran of five voyages to India by 1682...

On the morning of February 24, 1682, Joanna was making ready to sail on her sixth... and final voyage. She had a compliment of 110 crew and 36 guns and was laying to at The Downs, waiting to catch the east wind. 

Bound again for Surat and Bengal, with Captain Robert Brown in command, Joanna got underway on the afternoon of the 24th in the company of four other EIC vessels, Williamson, Nathaniel, Sampson and Welfare. Joanna not only carried lead, copper and other European-made trade goods for the colonists, but she also carried 70 chests of silver pieces of eight! It is one of these coins that is now set in this heirloom pendant.

Your Joanna Shipwreck 4 Reale Piece of Eight Pendant:

  • Date: circa 1680
  • Denomination: 4 Reale
  • Mint: Mexico City, New Spain
  • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Obverse (Front): Florenzada Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Shield of King Charles II of Spain
  • Articulating Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm
  • Pendant size including bezel (frame): 1 1/4" wide, 1 3/4" Tall - the width of a 50 cent piece

Robert's Notes: Visible cross and shield, nice, thick specimen. The sea wear gives it a piratical look. 

This ship sank right in the middle of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Three months into her voyage, eight days of foul weather had prevented Captain Brown and his navigator from getting an accurate idea of Joanna’s location. Believing Joanna was well south of any land, and in water too deep to sound, he ordered the helmsman to head east... It was June 8, 1682.

By dawn, Joanna had come to her final resting place on an outer reef, off of Die Dam, east of Quoin Point... literally within miles of the southern-most point of Africa to the east.

Learn more about Joanna, her history, and the shipwreck... click here>

To see our complete collection of Spanish "Piece of Eight" treasure coins, click here>

Your Joanna Shipwreck Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. 8 Page Mexico City Mint Historic Brief written 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. Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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