Gold jewel by Unknown Artist

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


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.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibition with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except on Northern Ireland Bank Holiday Mondays)