Treasure from the galleas Gironda which was wrecked off the North Antrim coast after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
The Girona Treasure by Various artists, 1588
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- Gold, bronze, leather, etc
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £132,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Treasure recovered by Mr R Stenuit, a Belgian underwater archaeologist.