Monday, August 02, 2010

Santa Margarita shipwreck yields some silver pieces of eight treasure coins and gunner's dice

State allows salvagers to follow treasure trail

Patience pays -- and it pays well -- to the tune of seven silver treasure coins that spent nearly 400 years on the ocean floor.

Treasure divers from Blue Water Ventures in May surfaced with a 5-pound clump of encrusted objects from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita, which they are excavating with partners Mel Fisher's Treasures.

They hoped it contained treasure, but only time would tell, as the divers passed their finds to a skilled conservator to unlock the treasures of the . . .

Full story at: Florida Keys News

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