Spanish Coin Pendants + Saturday Vibes

My plans to post this morning flew away on the wind, but that is alright. When the garden calls, it is good to answer. The Saturday Vibes are exerting a powerful pull today.

I wanted to give you guys an update regarding the Etsy store. Charles has been a busy bee. He made a lot of beautiful pendants from antique Spanish coins he recently procured. Each one a unique cobb-made coin. The Spanish empire was one of the last to make the switch to steam-powered coin presses. Probably, due to the urgent business of South American colonies seeking freedom from the Spanish Crown. Oh, and then, the seas full of English privateers send to pillage and plunder during the golden age of piracy.

All but one of these pendants are older than the pirate raids; rarer, more beautiful, and more sought after. The youngest coin pendant in this bunch reached its 205th birthday in 2020. Check out these stunning statement pieces:

1815 Spanish 8 Maravedis Bronze Sterling Channel Bezel Pendant 29mm on a 20" Italian Sterling Silver Snake Chain
Recovered during a maritime salvage operation, this coin pendant is the youngest of the bunch! It is an 1815 Spanish 8 Maravedis bronze coin in a sterling silver channel bezel, with a diameter of 29mm, on a 20″ Italian sterling silver snake chain. See it on Etsy!
1657 8 Bronze Maravedis 22mm Cob Coin Pendant set on a 24" 18KGF Gold Filled Figaro Chain 1657 Battle of Santa Cruz
This Spanish coastal recovery coin pendant was made in 1657. It is an 8 Maravedis, an official piece-of-eight, present during the battle of Santa Cruz. It is a bronze cob coin that measures 22mm across. Your coin pendant is set on a 24″ 18KGF Gold Filled Figaro Chain. See it on Etsy!
Treasure Coast Classic 1655 Spanish 8 Maravedis Bronze Lion Cob 23mm Pendant set on an 18KGF Gold Filled 3.23mm Figaro Chain of 18"- 24"
This treasure coast classic coin pendant features a 1655 Spanish 8 Maravedis, also made of bronze with a stunning Spanish Lion. It is a cob coin too, and 23mm across, set on a 3.23mm thick 18KGF Gold Filled Figaro Chain. I think this one is my favorite. See it on Etsy!
Authentic and Rare 1641 Spanish VIII Maravedis in Superb condition. This Copper Pirate Cob Coin is secured in a sterling silver, four prong, two-strand, twisted rope bezel on an 18" Italian Silver Snake Chain
Authentic and Rare 1641 Spanish VIII Maravedis in Superb condition. Now we are getting into really “old coin” territory. This copper cob coin is secured in a sterling silver, four-prong, two-strand, twisted rope bezel on an 18″ Italian silver snake chain. See it on Etsy!
Authentic Pirate Cob 1624 Bronze Spanish 8 Maravedis Bronze Pendant set on a 18KGF Gold Filled Figaro Chain. 1624 Siege of Breda.
This cob coin has stunning strike depth, even after all these years. The coin is from 1624. A bronze Spanish 8 Maravedis coin set on a 18KGF Gold Filled Figaro Chain. 1624 was the year of the Siege of Breda and that was a long time ago! This is one Charles almost didn’t list. It is his favorite one. See it on Etsy!
Treasure Coast Recovered 1598 Spanish Colonial Hammered 4 Maravedis Castle & Lion Bronze Coin Pendant on an 18KGF Gold Filled Snake Chain.
Notice the cup shape of this coin pendant? It is caused by a hammer blow. This 1598 Spanish Colonial, hammer-stamped, 4 Maravedis coin still shows the Castle & Lion, both hammered into the bronze. This Coin Pendant comes with a smooth 18KGF GF Snake Chain. See it on Etsy!

So which one of these is your favorite coin pendant? There is only one, so it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. See you soon!

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