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    RARE Dated 1654 Consolacion Shipwreck Pirate 1/2 Reale Cob 14K Gold Necklace | Artifact #4109

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    The famed Pirate Piece of Eight in an Heirloom Pendant

    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!

    Your Consolacion Shipwreck 1/2 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

    • Date: 1654
    • Denomination: 1/2 Reale (Very rare denomination) 
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Viceroyalty of Peru (Modern Day Bolivia)
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8 mm 
    • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): Monogram of the King of Spain
    • Pendant size including bezel: 3/4" Across, 1 1/4" Tall - the diameter of a nickel

    Robert's Notes: Stunning condition for its denomination. Very few 1/2 reales survived in this high quality from Consolacion. Amazing clear date and beautiful, full visible cross. This is one of the most stunning of the Consolacion shipwreck coins I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  

    The Spanish Cob Coin Pillars and Waves Design

    This is a half reale coin.This small denomination is too small to fit the Pillars and Waves design on it. The coin features the Cross, Lions and Castles on one side, and the kings monogram and sometimes a visible date is on the other. 

    Pillars and Waves: 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 Potosi Mint Historic Brief by Robert
    • 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