Caribbean shipwreck reveals precious coins, rare pewter artifacts

first_img Tweet Share NewsRegional Caribbean shipwreck reveals precious coins, rare pewter artifacts by: – September 7, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 37 Views   no discussions Precious coins found aboard a previous shipwreck. Photo credit: blomquistfamilyadventures.wordpress.comPUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — The most important shipwreck of its kind dating from the 1500s was recently discovered by Anchor Research & Salvage. According to noted pewter expert Martin Roberts, “Pewter finds from the 2012 diving season continue to support present hypotheses on date and origin while also surprising collectors and challenging orthodox knowledge of the mid-16th Century pewter trade. The quantity of pewter now recovered definitely makes this the largest single cache ever discovered.”Recovery and preservation efforts are ongoing, according to Robert Pritchett, CEO of Anchor Research & Salvage and Global Marine Exploration, saying “…many more discoveries are likely as we bring the latest technology and our full resources online. We’ve only just scratched the surface.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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