After striking the bottom the officers, passengers and crew quickly entered various small boats and after setting fire to the galleon to prevent capture of the treasure, headed for the nearby rocky island. The pirates chased and managed to capture many of the crew and passengers.Furious about being denied the treasure, the pirates beheaded the crew of the galleon. The pirates forced local fishermen to try and recover the treasure but were unsuccessful. Some months later the Spanish Colonial authorities attempted a salvage operation but were also unsuccessful. The site of the shipwreck was then abandoned and lay forgotten for 320 years until modern searchers discovered it in 1998. This historical data was obtained from archives in Seville, Madrid, and Lima by Marine Historian Robert F. The item "1677 2 REALES COB COIN FROM THE CONSOLACION SHIPWRECK POTOSI MINT" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Peru". The seller is "wildbill125" and is located in Lehi, Utah.
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