1668. 1 Reale Cob Coin Pendant, Colonial Pirate Silver
This particular coin is marked 1668 - the year Henry Morgan sacked the allegedly impenetrable city of Portobello. Portobello was strategic for export of precious metals from the New World to Spain. Morgan spared the city from total destruction for a hefty ransom of over 800,000 reales.
This type is dated to 1668, in what is infamously known as the 'Age of Piracy'. These pieces of colonial Caribbean silver make great beach necklaces. Many originalcoins have been found holed and turned into pendants just like this.
- Hot struck from ~2.5-3 grams of 99.9 pure silver
- Just like the originals, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
- Solid sterling clasp (not cheap silver plated copper)
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