Published: August 7, 2015
NEW YORK CITY — A selection of items famously recovered in 1985 by treasure hunter Mel Fisher from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha that sank in 1622 after sailing into a hurricane brought around $2 million at Guernsey’s auction August 5, led by a golden chalice that attained $413,000.
Fisher spent 16 years of searching for the ship and the auction was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the ship’s discovery.
Other highlights included an emerald cross at $119,000, a gold bar for $93,750, Fisher’s “money chain” at $75,000, a gold filigree pyx at $75,000 and a gold spoon for $62,500.
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