November 2012 Treasure of the Month

November’s Treasure of the Month is a gold tray, once thought to be a communion tray. Later, it was determined to be a cocoa pot tray. A form of relatively sweet, but spiced cocoa was a popular Spanish drink in the early 1700s. The insert shows a picture of Alex Kuze, the diver who found this gold plate on June 19, 1977. The picture was taken about three or four hours after he made his amazing discovery. This exquisite artifact is on display at the Museum of Florida History.

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