COLOMBIA 1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK 2 ESCUDOS JEWELRY PENDANT PIRATE COINS TREASURE
Colombia 2 Escudos 1621-1665 "From the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck" 22kt Gold Chain and Bezel! Coin weight 6.68 grams (10.5gm total with bezel), King Philip IV from Bogota Mint! The chain is 22kt and 24 Inches long and weighs appx. 31 grams!
The word "cob" may come from the Spanish phrase "cabo de barra" which means the end of the bar. In the general method of minting cobs coins, metal was actually cut from a strap bar of silver, gold or copper. At that point the piece of metal was trimmed to specific weight and then hand stampled with crude dies. Further faceting and trimming may have been done to correct the roundness and weight of the coin. The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish Treasure Fleet returning from the New World to Spain.