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Battle For Sunken Treasure Reaches Gibraltar

 
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 Posted 04/02/2012  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
594 000 old Spanish coins, WOW, that a lot of money!

Thanks for the link!
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"We are not doing this for the money. We are seeking respect for the memory of our family members who died on board the Mercedes," said Daireaux, 49, one of six descendants claiming the treasure in the Gibraltar courts.

"A lot of people wrongly think that these goods are important because it is money. No, this is all Spanish historical and cultural Heritage," said a source in the culture ministry who asked not to be named."

That's sure an awful lot of money nobody cares about.
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 Posted 04/02/2012  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ancientcoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I call foul on Daireaux.
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See this thread for info on the Florida court case.

This is the first I'd heard that not all the treasure had been sent to the US. Sounds like just one of the white tubs went ashore at Gibraltar, and stayed there.
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 Posted 04/02/2012  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfhunter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So oddyssey got n othing out of the deal? I remember watching the show.
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Who knows how many more shipwrecks lie down there undiscovered, full of coins....
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I would have thought that treasure-hunters would operate under an extreme version of "Commercial: in-confidence". Thus, there could be a lot of treasure-hunting going on, that we'll never hear about, or only hear about when the treasure is safely beyond the reach of the Spanish government and other possible claimants.
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