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 entry to exhibitions with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

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

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