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Gold brooch in the form of a butterfly with 12 emeralds (light green beryls).

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:4,500.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Gold brooch in the form of a butterfly with 12 emeralds (light green beryls).
SOLD
5,000.00USDto 20morgan+ (875.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 May 19 @ 20:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold brooch in the form of a butterfly with 12 emeralds (light green beryls). 8.23 grams, 2" x 1". Comprised of thin ribbons of high-karat (22K?) gold punctuated with light-green stones of varying sizes but all translucent (yet mounted in such a way that their color does not project), this small but impressive jewel at first appears to be an obvious butterfly, but a little medallion at "top" shows the letters NC right-side up if you turn the "butterfly" the other way, making the whole piece look more like a dangling bow, with a loop at top that probably connected it to something even more impressive above it, the backside with two rectangular loops for holding a ribbon, all very ornate and pretty. Found on the beach at the Corrigans site. Recovered from: Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida