Shipwreck coins and wreck artefacts have become very collectable maritime antiques. Each item tells the story of a 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.
Shipping line glassware and crockery from Cornish Shipwrecks. The Captains of these stricken vessels presented these items to the people who helped rescue the shipwrecked sailors.
Glasses and cup from the shipwreck of the French sailing ship SOCOA, which ran aground near Lizard point during fog on 31st July 1906. The ship was later re floated after jettisoning her cargo of cement that was in barrels.
Cup from the shipwreck of the Steamship CLAN MALCOLM, which ran aground near Lizard point during fog on 26th September 1935. The ship sank and became a total loss.
Shipwreck artefact. A brass boat roundel in the form of a belt with ships name and house flag. Shipwreck artefact recovered from the H.M.Y. MEKONG that was wrecked off Gristhorpe, Yorkshire on 12th March 1916. The ship was designed by Cox & King of Falmouth and built by Ramage & Ferguson of Leith in 1906, a luxury steam yacht of 903 tons, she was 213 feet long with a beam of 30 feet. A triple expansion steam engine of 204 horse power gave her a top speed of 16 knots, she had a sleek clipper bow and a teak deckhouse. She was originally named MAUND and was owned by Adam Singer, of sewing machine fame.
Width 21cm / 8.25 inches. Height 21cm / 8.25 inches.
A period marine pierhead painting of the steamship MEKONG
H.M.Y. MEKONG wrecked on the rocks at Gristhorpe.
A ships sounding lead / depth finding device, recovered from a shipwreck.
made from lead with an eight sided tapering design, complete with tallow hole to sample seabed composition.
Length 34cm / 13.5 inches.
Shipwreck treasure, antique coin recovered from the wreck of the Dutch East India ship HOLLANDIA, wrecked on the Scilly Isles 1743.
A silver rider Ducaton dated 1742.
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