Cross of a Knight of Santiago by Unknown Artist

Cross of the Knight of Santiago, recovered from the wreck-site of the Armada galleass Girona which sank off Lacada Point, Co Antrim, in 1588.


Gold with sections of red enamel
4.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
Salvors of the Galleas Girona.

Believed to have belonged to the Commander in Chief Don Alonso.


Belonged to Don Alonso Martinez de Leiva; found by Salvors of the Galleas Girona (Portrush Sub-Aqua Club). Discovered in 1967.

Venue details

Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast County Antrim BT9 5AB 028 9044 0000

Entry details

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