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Sao Jose 4 Reale circa 1598-1621 Shipwreck Coin 18K Gold & Sterling Necklace | Artifact #3074

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Sao Jose... the Portuguese Shipwreck Loaded with Shinning Silver Spanish Treasure

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

In early spring of 1622, the towering Portuguese Carrack Sao Jose hastily left the port of Lisbon bound for Goa, India, loaded with treasure – both silver and V.I.P.s … she would meet her fate on a reef off the Mozambique coast just a few months later. And her story remains one of the most fascinating of all shipwrecks to this day.

Then, along an isolated stretch of East African coast, she was rediscovered by a Portuguese marine archaeology group in May of 2005. The astounding discovery brought 24,000 silver reales from the watery depth of "Davy Jones Locker" to light – shinning testaments to once great empires and the storied Spice Trade of the East.


Your Sao Jose Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1598-1621
  • Denomination: 4 Reale
  • Mint: Seville, Spain
  • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold and Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Pendant Size: 1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall (Perfect pendant size - Just a bit larger than a U.S. quarter)
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusader’s Cross 
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Philip III of Spain

Robert's Notes: Stunning cross with lions and castles. The condition of the shield side indicates this coin was gently removed from the outer side of the remains of a treasure chest. The cross side was facing in and thus protected from the harsh environment of the ocean, and is in perfect condition. 

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Your Sao Jose Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Eight-Page, Full Color Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by April Knecht and 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

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