Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Silver items were also recovered from the Spanish shipwrecks along the Florida coast and here you can see a silver bar and some of the over three hundred year old silver coins on display at the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee. The third picture shows some of the silver artifacts used at mealtime on the ship. You really should click on any of these pictures to enlarge them and get a better view. Is it any wonder these ships had to be on constant lookout for pirates?
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Certainly looks like a pirate's treasure.
I wonder if Spain ever asked it back... They usually do.
It must be just awesome to see all that Silver and Gold that was recovered from so long ago. I would love to see that stuff for myself.
FYI - I just happen to have a small collection of bottles that were recovered from a wreck that my Uncle went diving on. 2 of them are what I think, old whiskey bottles. They just sit up on a shelf gathering dust. They still even have small bits of coral on them yet. Sometimes I wonder just what they really are.
Humm . . . you just gave me an idea for a Post.
what beautiful craftsmanship
Nice hots and very interesting theme :) nice weekend :)
It's interesting to compare the currency to today's. Also, I tend to think about how much weight this added to some of those old ships. It's a wonder they floated. Of course, we know that not all of them did.
I wonder how many more are still down there... Great post!
It is amazing how these things look up close.
I find all of this fascinating...like the gold better, though! Maybe that's my wife's influence!
A treasure! I like more silver than gold!
Its so wonderful to have these pieces of the past preserved forever.
are those chips of silver the coins? they're so misshaped - I guess that's what salt water does in a span of 300 years! WoW! What a find - Such history!
nice photos of the displays, Lois.
It is more thrilling because it was a sunken treasure!
No kidding! That would be a great treasure to get ahold of.
A real treasure it is.
What amazing treasure!
Great treasure find again Lois...
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