The Girona Treasure by Various

Treasure from the galleas Gironda which was wrecked off the North Antrim coast after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.


Details

Medium:
Gold, bronze, leather, etc
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £132,000)
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
R Stenuit

Collection of 1914 pieces ranging from bronze cannons to gold toothpicks, and from gold coins, religious medals and jewellery to leather bootsoles. A ring with two diamonds is illustrated, diameter 2.5cm. Purchased after a public appeal by the museum.

Provenance

Treasure recovered by Mr R Stenuit, a Belgian underwater archaeologist.

Venue details

Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast County Antrim BT9 5AB 028 9044 0000 www.nmni.com

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except for Northern Ireland Bank Holiday Mondays).

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