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June 2018 Treasure of the Month

This month’s featured treasure was designed to hold a treasure but with time it became a treasure itself. This box (or what remains of it) is only one of two genuine “Treasure Chests” found on

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May 2018 Treasure of the Month

For this May, we take you back to July of 2010, when Greg Bounds and his crew, working the Corrigan’s site, made a discovery of historical and numismatic importance. They discovered a swivel gun from one

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April 2018 Treasure of the Month

It’s no secret that we have an ongoing fascination with EO’s (encrusted objects). To us these items have a certain charisma. Our Treasure of the Month for April is a prime example of this charm.

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March 2018 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for March are two items that were not designed for wealth or beauty, but rather for mayhem and destruction. Referred to as bar-shot, these obsolete projectiles usually consisted of two cannon balls,

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February 2018 Treasure of the Month

Our monthly treasure offerings for February are these three impressive silver wedges that represent a small sampling of silver wedge ingots found on the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet. These represent examples of contraband

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January 2018 Treasure of the Month Update

In January, we featured this ornate gold-and-pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered in 1989 from the “Rio Mar” wreck site near Vero Beach, Florida. We have received some additional up-close and personal images of this very rare and

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January 2018 Treasure of the Month

The 1715 Fleet Society January 2018 Treasure of the Month is this simply outstanding gold-and–pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered in 1989 from the “Rio Mar” wreck site near Vero Beach, Florida. This pendant features a crowned

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December 2017 Treasure of the Month

Tradition has it that gold is a gift commonly found under the tree on Christmas morning (think engagement ring). Therefore, we thought it appropriate to feature gold as our Treasure of the Month for December.

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K’ang Hsi porcelain

November 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month is this extremely rare intact K’ang Hsi porcelain found by Mike Blanchard after Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. From the K’ang Hsi period (China 1662-1722), this item, and many like it,

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October 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for October is this solid gold rosary crucifix. We have chosen this item because of its extreme rarity. The rosary to which this crucifix is attached was found in August 1993 at

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September 2017 Treasure of the Month

September’s Treasure of the Month is a fresh from the sea cache of two escudos found by Dan Porter near Fort Pierce on Saturday August 19, 2017. This group of coins is a complement to

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August 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for August is from a collection of documents, records, and photographs which the Fleet Society recently acquired from a private source. This image is a group of eight escudos from the colonial

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July 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our TOM for July is a mystery item.  It was found at the Cabin Wreck site in the early 60’s by the Real Eight Company.  (NOTE: The Real Eight Company was responsible for recovering vast

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June 2017 Treasure of the Month

This month’s featured treasure is appropriate for June, as it was found 26 years ago this month … on June 22nd. This exceptional gold chain was liberated from the seabed by none other than Bob

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May 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for May is a gold bar found a number of years ago at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site.  Just over three inches in length, this little ingot weighs in at 462 grams

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Douglass Wreck Site

April 2017 Treasure of the Month

April’s featured Treasure made its appearance at the recent International Conference in St. Augustine on March 17, 2017. This silver bar was discovered in the 1960’s by Kip Wagner at “the gold wreck, south of Fort Pierce”.

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March 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for the month of March is this delicate hand carved Madonna and Child. This item was found south of the McLarty Treasure Museum in 1977. The location of the discovery places it

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February 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for February is this rather unassuming artifact that, while modest in appearance, is of extreme rarity. This item is an original “riel” strap for making cob planchets. The odd shape of Mexican cob

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Tricentennial Hoard - January 2017 Treasure of the Month 1715 Fleet Society

Treasure of the Month January 2017

We begin the New Year with more from the Tricentennial Hoard of July 2015. Found on the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet these coins have great appeal not only historically, but

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Treasure of the Month December 2016

Just in time for Christmas is December’s Treasure of the Month…the Parker 75 sterling silver pen set! At first blush, it would seem that this writing instrument could hardly be the stuff dreams are made

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