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    Sao Jose 4 Reale RARE Circa 1591-1598 Shipwreck Coin 14K Gold Pendant | Artifact #7296

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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 1591 - 1598
    • Denomination: 4 Reale 
    • Mint: Toledo, Spain
    • Assayer: "circle M" Alejo de Montoya (rare assayer) 
    • Ruler: King Philip II of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm
    • Obverse (Front): The Greek Cross 
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of the King of Spain
    • Pendant Size including bezel: 1 3/8" Across, 1 3/4" Tall - Just a bit wider than a 50 cent piece

    Robert's Notes: Stunning cross and shield. Top grade condition. Beautiful lions and castles, and stunning, rare "circle M" assayer's initials and "oT" min mark in red. Wider planchet, almost the width of an 8 reale.

    The condition of this coin indicates it was gently removed from inside the remains of a treasure chest.   

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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. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    7. Jewelry Care and Private Curators Card