Part of the treasure from the galleas Gironda which was wrecked off the North Antrim coast after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Gold jewel by Unknown Artist, 16th century
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- Gold & pearls & ruby
- 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. Purchased after a public appeal by the museum.
After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, galleas Girona was wrecked off the North Antrim coast; 1967-9, treasure recovered by Stenuit, Belgian underwater archaeologist.