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Sao Jose 8 Reale Shipwreck Coin Sterling Silver Pendant | Artifact #8286

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.

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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 1620
  • Denomination: 8 Reale
  • Mint: Mexico city, Nueva Espana (New Spain)
  • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
  • Assayer: D Diego de Godoy
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Proprietary non-tarnishing sterling silver
  • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross 
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of the King of Spain
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to LARGE 7.75mm
  • Pendant size including bezel: 1 3/4" Across, 2 1/4" Tall - the width of a silver dollar

Robert's Notes: Nice cross and shield. Rarer visible "oM" Mexico City mint mark and "D" assayer's initials. Most of the time these aren't visible. 

Chunky piece, pleasant weight to it.

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

We treasure hunters affectionately call these "Key West Dog Tags." Sidle (if there's no horse, it's sidle) up to an oyster bar with this and you will turn heads!  

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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. 8 Page Full Color Historic Brief about the Mexico City mint 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. Jewelry Care and Private Curators Card

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