Gold "olive blossom" chain, 83 grams, ex-1715 Fleet.

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Gold  olive blossom  chain, 83 grams, ex-1715 Fleet.
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Gold "olive blossom" chain, 83 grams, ex-1715 Fleet. 56" long. One of the better-known stories of the 1715 Fleet recoveries in the Real Eight Co. heydays was the finding of the "dragon whistle" and eleven-foot chain on the beach by Kip Wagner and Rex Stocker in 1962. While that was the largest concentration of "olive blossom" chain found in one spot, that type of chain was found in many other places on the Fleet sites, but rarely in such a size as we see in this lot, which is long enough to make three long necklaces, hand-crafted in a slightly larger gauge than others we have seen but with the usual design of small, two-sided links showing six-petal flowers, each link a little bit different. From the 1715 Fleet.