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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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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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Treasure of the Month November 2016

Our Treasure of the Month for November is somewhat of a continuation of last month’s featured treasure, which was part of the great discovery of several hundred gold coins by the Capitana in 2015, only...

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Treasure of the Month October 2016

For our Treasure of the Month for October, we revisit last year’s discovery of several hundred gold coins on July 30 and 31, 2015, which corresponded to the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the...

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Treasure of the Month September 2016

Our treasure for September is a rather unassuming artifact that is featured not for its intrinsic value but because of its relative rarity. This anthropomorphic item is actually a toothpick found at the Douglass Beach...

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Treasure of the Month – July 2016

Last month, we searched the State of Florida Collection of Mexico City eight reales, looking for the one coin that stood out as exhibiting the best full and complete 1715 date. For July’s Treasure of...

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June 2016 Treasure of the Month

June’s Treasure of the Month has been chosen because of a recent distinction bestowed on it by the Fleet Society.  Before we describe this item, a little background is necessary.  The State of Florida owns...

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May 2016 Treasure of the Month

May’s Treasure of the Month is this beautiful gold and red coral rosary, complete and flawless, weighing 60.09 g. At 19 ½” long, this impressive religious artifact is in an excellent state of preservation, with...

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April 2016 Treasure of the Month

The April 2016 Treasure of the Month is this magnificent 1715 Fleet gold chain, together with a seldom seen original Real Eight Kip Wagner-signed Certificate. Certificate Signed by Kip Wagner   The chain is 42″ in...

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March 2016 Treasure of the Month

Our March 2016 Treasure of the Month was chosen because of St. Patrick and his close association with Ireland. With its lush green countryside, Ireland is poetically referred to as the Emerald Isle, which is...

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February 2016 Treasure of the Month

Inasmuch as the month February is associated with lovers (Valentine’s Day) we thought it appropriate to feature two gold rings as our Treasure(s) of the Month for February. The rings seen here are exquisite in...

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October 2015 – Treasure of the Month

Our continuing fascination with EOs (encrusted objects) led us to feature this item as October’s Treasure of the Month. Weighing in at a hefty 5 lbs 9oz, this EO contains approximately fifty-four Mexico eight reales...

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