Silver Reales Cob

Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance

Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance
Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance
Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance
Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance

Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance

Authentic "Spanish Colonial Cob", recovered from the Musi River, Sultanate Wreck by Plus Ultra Inc. It has been carefully and thoroughly. Examined by professional numismatists, which solely specialize in Spanish colonial cobs and coinage, to assure you that the coin presented here is guaranteed genuine. On June 21st, 1821 the Dutch colonial army invaded the Indonesian city of Palembang with the intent to capture it.

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, who had led a the successfull, and brutal uprising ten years earlier to expell the Dutch, knew that the invading forces would soon be at the palace doors to unseat him from power. Knowing their motivation was driven by avarice, the Sultan ordered his men to withdraw everything of value from the palace, including the sultan's treasury. The accumulated treasure was divided, and secreted away in several directions under the cover of night. Some of it was smuggled through the city and presumably buried, while several chests of silver coins were quietly loaded onto a vessel outside the palace to go down river However when the invading Dutch forces were able to break the lines and reach the palace walls. When the Dutch army finally captured the palace, there were outraged as the only thing of value that was left, was a single gold coin.

The treasure would never be found, the palace would be destroyed, and the sultan arrested and exiled to Ter- nate, forever ending Palembang's sultanate era. Covered during the previous river dredging.

The coin included with this certificate, is part of that lost treasure! Description: Mexico City: 1651/0/49 8 Reales.


Musi River Shipwreck Silver 8 Reales Rare Provenance