The final major sale of Fleet gold found by the Real Eight Company (consisting of 310 gold coins) is auctioned by Bowers and Ruddy Galleries, Long Beach, California
The Plus Ultra Newsletter was launched. The Publication ran until November 15, 2016 when the final Newsletter was circulated after 34 years of continuous publication. An amazing 135 issues!
Marie Louise of Savoy, the first wife of Philip V of Spain, dies at the age of 26.
The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver and 264 gold coins at Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City.
Our monthly treasure offerings for February are these three impressive silver wedges that represent a small sampling of silver wedge ingots found on the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet. These represent examples of contraband that were smuggled onboard ships headed for Spain. Fleet Society Director, Ernie Richards, adds additional commentary on the wedges, stating: “In […]
Walt Holzworth was a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer who relocated to California to work in the construction industry. Eventually, he ended up a full-time treasure hunter. He made his first dive in 1963 at the age of 52. His wife Shirley authored this narrative describing a day in the life of a treasure hunter. The actual […]
Recently, during my visit to Florida, I was introduced to two professional organizations which I’d like to share with our membership: The Florida Public Archaeological Network (FPAN) and the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS). The Florida Public Archaeological Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional […]
In January, we featured this ornate gold-and-pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered in 1989 from the “Rio Mar” wreck site near Vero Beach, Florida. We have received some additional up-close and personal images of this very rare and beautiful artifact. These images demonstrate the skill and craftsmanship that went into the creation of this item. Please pay particular […]