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Genuine collection of ancient pirates hammered silver cob coin also call “piece of 8” which i carefuly shapped and drilled to be perfect as focal pendant.
I mounted the silver cob on my incredibly supple and resistant hand rolled precious leather including 2 Tahitian cultured pearls, one on the side or above the piece of eight, the second one as a clasp.
This offer is for one necklace, each design is unique and made to order.
Thank you to send me an email. I will send you back some pictures of Authentic silver cob (which i collect since 10 years) for you to choose your own piece.
We will then decide the way you want me to shape the coin (or keep it the way it is), the lenght of the necklace and finnaly the colors of the Tahitian pearls you want.
Please refer below for full explanation.
“Cob coins” are rare, difficult to find.
Some of them are from private collections.
Some others are bought at auction in archaeological foundations and other are the booty of passionate treasure seekers , which are walking miles and miles of beaches, armed with a metal detector and lots of patience…
For most people the word shipwreck represents old sunken Spanish galleons, dismasted and rudderless in hurricane seas, their panicked crews helpless and praying as the ships slam into reefs that rip open their fragile hulls and send chests of gold and silver to the bottom. Indeed many Spanish galleons returning to Europe from the Americas met this tragic fate. By some estimates a third of Spain’s treasure ships never made it home. A lot of treasure is still waiting to be recovered.
Between 1492 and the early 19th century, Spain extracted million dollars’ worth of gold, silver, precious gems and other treasures from the Caribbean, Mexican and South American colonies. Treasure and other trade goods were loaded at the new Spanish ports in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and the Philippines, then shipped to Spain in large armed fleets of galleons.
The Spanish colonial mints at Potosí, Lima, Cartagena, Bogotá and Mexico City (plus a few others) labored day and night to produce the irregularly shaped gold and silver coins commonly referred to as macuquinas (crude hammered coins) or “cobs.” It is believed the word “cob” is the simplification of the Spanish phrase “cabo de barra,” meaning “end of the bar,” as the blanks, or planchets, for these coins were actually sliced off the ends of silver bars straight from the mines. The planchets were then trimmed to prescribed weights and struck between crude dies, thus no two cobs are ever exactly alike! That is what makes these “macuquinas” unique and really interesting to collect.
When you talk about “treasure coins,” though, keep in mind that underweight silver coins are very common due to corrosion from salt water and erosion from 300-400 years at the bottom of the sea.
Cobs were minted from the early 1500’s until the mid-18th century.
By a royal statute first promulgated in the reign of Charles I of Spain, the official weights of the silver reales were as follows:
· 8 reales (cob) = 27.3 grams [0.96 ounces]
· 4 reales (cob) = 13.65 grams [0.48 ounces]
· 2 reales (cob) = 6.825 grams [0.24 ounces]
Pearl grade B / C
Length On request
Material Silver cob coin / leather / Tahitian pearl
Pearl shape round / half Baroque
Pearl quantity 2
Pearl size 10,5 / 9,5 mm
*I Guarantee all my treasures genuine or a full refund.
*All items are sent out in my hand made treasure gift box, carefully sealed including a personalized calligraphy and a tiny tin of ultra-nourishing organic leather-care cream, perfect moisturizer for your jewel.
*I am using CANADA POST as i am based in Montreal this year; 5 to 14 days worldwide fast delivery with tracking numbers that will be communicate to you upon shipping.
N.B : Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges inherent to their country that may be incurred.