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300-year-old treasure found off FL coast


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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

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ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday.

Eric Schmitt, a professional salvager, was scavenging with his parents when he found the crumpled, square-shaped ornament on a leisure trip to hunt for artifacts in the wreckage of a convoy of 11 ships that sank in 1715 during a hurricane off central Florida's east coast.

After the discovery last month, a team of Spanish historians realized the piece fit together with another artifact recovered 25 years ago. It formed an accessory called a pyx, worn on a chain around a high priest’s neck to carry the communion host. The dollar value is uncertain.

http://news.yahoo.co...-210146897.html

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

Nice find.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

They are indeed lucky. :tu:

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

it's pretty good to know that there are still things like this to be found after all this time....
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