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Long, gold "olive blossom" (or "dragon whistle") chain, 56", 83 grams. One of the better-known sto

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Long, gold  olive blossom  (or  dragon whistle ) chain, 56 , 83 grams.   One of the better-known sto
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Long, gold "olive blossom" (or "dragon whistle") chain, 56", 83 grams. 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 11' 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 3 men's necklaces, in a slightly larger gauge than others we have seen but the usual design of small, 2-sided links showing 6-petal flowers, very clearly hand-done as each link is a little bit different, high-grade gold. From the Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida


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