A golden salamander studded with rubies carried by a Spanish nobleman as a charm against fire.
Salamander Pendant by Unknown Artist, 16th century
Photograph © Ulster Museum
- Gold & ruby
- 4.2 cm
- Acquired in:
- R Stenuit
Part of the finds from the Girona wreck. 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.