This is a genuine coin recovered from the Gela Shipwreck. The coin is dated 1667 and it is set into a handcrafted sterling silver pendant bezel. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, polishing cloth, velvet pouch and gift box. The Gela shipwreck occurred 12 miles east of Gela, Sicily in 1667.
A merchantman was traveling through the Mediterranean Sea from Spain, stopping in northern Italy, and around Sicily to the. Arab lands of the Near East. Much of the silver treasure were Spanish cobs and silver luiginos from Italian cities. This 1667 silver luigino was minted in Fosdinovo, a lordship and castle near Florence. It is still owned by the Malaspina family.This castle sheltered Dante Aligheri, the writer, while he was in exile. Very baroque bust of Maria Maddalena Centurioni Malaspina. Coat of arms of the Malaspina family. The item "Gela Shipwreck Treasure Coin Italian Luigino Malaspina Sterling Silver Pendant" is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Other Coins of the World". The seller is "shipwreckersoceansalvage" and is located in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. This item can be shipped to United States.