The coin weighs in at a solid 11.8 grams. This coin was removed from a clump which explains its great condition.
The Obverse has a bold but off-centered cross with one each bold, lion and castle, a bold denomination (4), and a bold mintmark (P). The Reverse is bold and clear it has great, centered pillars and waves, a partial mintmark (P), a clear assayer (C), a choice denomination (4) with pomegranate above, and part of the motto PLVS VLTRA. The coin was minted under the reign of king Carlos II of Spain in 1679. The coin is thick with minimal corrosion. A Spanish Armada del Sur (South Sea Armada) galleon, was lost in 1681 after striking a reef near Santa Clara Island, (Isla el Muerto) in the bay of Guayaquil.
The story goes that a delay in receiving silver coins from the mint in Potosi prevented the. Santa Maria de la Consolacion. From sailing with the rest of the armada from Callao. On Santa Clara island, nicknamed Isla de Muerto (Island of the Dead), but struck a reef in the process. 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 "1679 4 REALES SILVER COB COIN FROM CONSOLACION SHIPWRECK POTOSI MINT TREASURE" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Peru".The seller is "wildbill125" and is located in Lehi, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.