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Spanish Silver Cob Coin Pendant - Shipwreck Santa Margarita - 2 Reales

Spanish Silver Cob Coin Pendant - Shipwreck Santa Margarita - 2 Reales

   

Spanish Silver Cob Shipwreck Santa Margarita Two Reales Coin Pendant, Philip III, Potosi Mint, Assayer Q (1613-1616). Grade One. Obverse: Hapsburg Shield, Reverse: Cross with Castles and Lions. Set in 14Kt Yellow Gold Handmade Frame. Mel Fisher's Treasure Salvors Certificate of Authenticity.

In August of 1622 the two Spanish Treasure Fleets known as the Tierra Firme Fleet and the New Spain Fleet met up at the port of Havana on the island of Cuba as part of the annual voyage back to Spain. The Tierra Firme Fleet had just previously loaded up on treasures and goods from the port cities of Cartagena de Indias and Portobello which included gold, silver, pearls, emeralds and other luxury items from the New World. The galleons that carried the most valuable cargo were the Atocha and the Santa Margarita. However, on 5 September 1622 just one day after departing Havana the fleet was struck by a massive hurricane as it entered through the Florida straits. Twenty of the ships were able to make it to deeper waters and ride out the storm. However, eight of the vessels were not so lucky and could not escape the hurricane winds and were destroyed on shallow reefs or capsized. On the following morning of 6 September the ships were scattered from the Marquesas Keys to the Dry Tortugas and hundreds of people were dead and the wealth of the bank of Spain was laying on the ocean floor. 

SKU M-82M5731
Our price $4,400.00
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