The Gela shipwreck occurred 12 miles east of Gela, Sicily in 1667. Much of the silver treasure that was recovered were Spanish cobs along with Italian silver luiginos. These 1666 silver luiginos minted in Tassarolo in Northern Italy feature a very baroque bust of Livia Centurioni Oltremarini, wife of Count Filippo Spinola and the reverse features a coat of armswith the date. Their castle at Tassarolo was once a State of its own, with its own mint and its own economy. For many centuries the Spinola family used these fortifications to control the only road between the Republic of Genova and continental Europe.
Enormous sums were collected, and from this income the Spinola family financed various enterprises and expeditions. Christopher Columbus was in the employ of the Spinola Company in Lisbon, and the family contributed half of the financing for his voyage of discovery to the Americas. The item "Gela Shipwreck Treasure Coin Italian Luigino Spinola Sterling Silver Bracelet" 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.