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    Stunning, Rare Dated double 1679 Consolacion Shipwreck Pirate 8 Reale Cob 14K Gold Necklace | Artifact #5687

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    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 8 Reale Pirate Piece of Eight

    • Date: 1679 - rare double dated
    • Denomination: 8 Reale
    • 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
    • Size: 1 5/8" Across, 2 1/8" Tall - The diameter of a US silver dollar. We call this size a "Key West Dog Tag" as all of us treasure hunters wear one of the first coins we recovered
    • Obverse (Front): Jerusalem Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)

    Robert's Notes: This piece is about as beautiful and rare as you get from Consolacion! Plus it has two dates - "79" in red circles. This quality coin is extremely hard to acquire these days.

    It has a stunning cross, with beautiful Pillars and Waves side, "8" denomination, rare "C" Cejas assayer's initials (Cejas was only in charge of the mint for two years (1679/80) and Latin "PLVS VLTRA" Plus Ultra meaning "More Beyond" the Pillars of Hercules - stunning condition for its age! On the left side of the Pillars it looks like the hammer "bounced" and double struck the planchet. Cool.

    Recovered from the deeper part of the wreck, that is why it is in such excellent  condition. The ultimate in a "Key West Dog Tag" for the pirate in you! 

    The Spanish Cob Coin Pillars and Waves Design

    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. 

    Learn more about the Consolacion shipwreck and pirates... click here>

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

    Your Isla de Muerto Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1.    Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2.   A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page, Full Color Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by 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.   A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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