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Exquisitely rare and intact Spanish "olive jars" are on exhibit at Cannon Beach Treasure Company. These vessels are hand-blown wine bottles from France with contents intact. These items along with hand-crafted gold rings, bronze religious medallions and other one-of-a-kind artifacts from a long lost Spanish galleon have found a new home at Cannon Beach Treasure Company.
Pre-dating 1724, when the ill-fated Quicksilver galleons Guadelupe and Tolosa, sank off the Dominican Republic, these rarely seen treasures come from a closely held private collection that has not been on display since the 1970s.
"There are two things that make this collection so rare," says historian and treasure hunter Robert Lewis Knecht of Cannon Beach Treasure Company. "First, each of the artifacts is intact and perfectly preserved, which is incredibly rare for shipwreck artifacts. And, they come from a private collection of one of the original salvors, and represent some of the most unique finds made on the wrecks."
The Quicksilver Galleon exhibit is free and open daily throughout the summer and fall at Cannon Beach Treasure Company. A portion of the original artifacts and museum-quality, numbered recreations of the finger rings in gold and silver are available to collectors of the ultimate in limited editions. For more information contact Cannon Beach Treasure Company in Cannon Beach, Oregon at (503) 436-1626.