We begin 2015 with a newly redesigned website and a new Treasure of The Month. Displayed here is an exquisitely encrusted sword. A close inspection will reveal that this item is covered with coral and other tiny sea deposits.
One can only wonder what this sword actually looked like before it was lost in the hurricane that destroyed the 1715 Fleet. There is something mysterious about encrusted weaponry.
Take, for example, the flintlock pistol which is featured on our home page (also shown below). Taken together these items and the January 2015 Treasure of the Month provide historians and archaeologists with a fascinating ghost-like image of what once was.