Portobelo Treasure Hoard - c. 1600's Silver 4 Reales Coin Pendant
Portobelo Treasure Hoard - c. 1600's Silver 4 Reales Coin Pendant

Portobelo Treasure Hoard - c. 1600's Silver 4 Reales Coin Pendant

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Spanish silver 4 Reales cob coin minted circa early 1600's in Potosi, Bolivia, during the reign of Philip IIII.

Obverse: Cross with the lions of Leon and castles of Castile.

Reverse: Shield coat of arms with denomination at right.

Custom set into a 14k yellow gold bezel pendant, measuring approximately 1 and 1/2 inches from the top of the bail to the bottom of the bezel, 1 and 3/16 inches across.

The famed Portobelo Treasure Hoard of 1630 was a discovery of a stash of 4,500 silver cobs found in the jungles of Panama along the El Camino Real Trail. This coin also displays traces of the orange-colored mud it was found in.