Shipwreck coins and artefacts have become very collectable maritime antiques. Each item tells the story of disaster and that of the ships that were lost.
Who doesn't love a tale about lost or sunken treasure.
A copper fixing pin recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. ASSOCIATION, wrecked on the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall on 22nd Oct 1707. Mounted on hardwood base with brass plaque.
base measures 8.5" (21cm) x 5"
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Framed shipwreck coin recovered from the wreck of the Dutch East India ship HOLLANDIA, wrecked on the Scilly Isles 1743.
A Spanish Piece of Eight or Pillar Dollar dated
A brass ship's porthole recovered from the wreck of S.S. GEMINI which was torpedoed off St.Ives, Cornwall on 20th July 1918. It has been re-glazed and converted into an attractive knot board.
A copper fixing pin recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. ANSON, wrecked on Loe Bar, Cornwall on 29th Dec 1807. Mounted on hardwood base with brass plaque. The copper fixing pin has Naval Broad Arrow marks stamped along its length.
base measures 14.5" (37cm) x 6" (15cm)
Antique ship's porthole / scuttle.
Recovered from the wreck of HMHS REWA which was torpedoed 19 miles West of Hartland Point on 4th January 1918. She was a 7308 ton hospital ship that was carrying 279 wounded soldiers. Remarkably only 4 lives were lost during the sinking. Opening brass and glass door, brass back plate with double dog clamps. 20 inch / 51cm max diameter.
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