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Caribbean shipwreck reveals precious coins, rare pewter artifacts

PUNTA 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 “‚Ķmany more discoveries are likely as we bring the latest technology and our full resources online. We’ve only just scratched the surface.”

Sourse: Caribbean News

Category: DR News |

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