Museum quality "Columbia Plain Pottery" found on the Atocha site!
️⚓️ New footage of the bowl recovered from the Atocha site. Watch as Treasure Diver Tim Meade shows you the fully intact bowl discovered this month. This style pottery is known as "Columbia Plain" and is thought to be well preserved because of it's thick nature. Here is an excerpt from Archeologist Mitchell W. Marken, "CERAMICS from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha" explaining more about Columbia Plain Pottery. "The second most common ceramic tradition found on Spanish shipwrecks is the Columbia Plain type tin glazed earthenwares. These wares were used as the everyday plates (platos) and drinking bowls (escudillas) by crew and less wealthy passengers. The platos and escudillas were probably made on molds as a fair degree of uniformity exists." This find is very unique because it is fully intact and still has a good amount of glaze left on it. You can just feel the history and only imagine what it was like to be a crew member on one of these vessels.
✞ Whether you wear it as a symbol of religious faith or a fashion statement, our Amethyst Cross is truly beautiful. This museum quality re-creation piece was made to resemble a cross recovered by Jack Haskins in 1989 while sub-contracting with Mel Fisher Center, Inc. The shipwreck which some researchers believe to be the Nuestra Señora de la Regla (nicknamed the Cabin Wreck) was part of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet.
August 4, 2012 a beautiful gold box ring with a 2.75 carat emerald was found on the Atocha site by the Magruder crew. This was not the first box ring found on the Atocha and Margarita site. As you can see from portrait below the box ring was very popular in this time period. Queen Elizabeth I painted by unknown English Artist, oil on panel, circa 1600, shows several examples of this style.
Treasure Hunter, Syd Jones, former Capt. of Mel Fisher's salvage vessel J.B. Magruder and Operations Manager
Treasure Hunter, Syd Jones, former captain of Mel Fisher's salvage vessel J.B. Magruder and Operations Manager, shares his favorite Today's the Day moment on the Margarita shipwreck site. Tune in and here about a BIG find!
Treasure Hunter, Andy Matroci, the captain of the JB Magruder, brings to life the first time he found GOLD! Mel famously said, "Once you have seen the ocean bottom paved with gold, you'll never forget it!" When did you first catch gold fever?
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Did you know our Taffi Fisher Collection pieces are museum quality re-creations made with 100% Atocha Silver?
This jewelry line is made from silver bar #85A-S948 recovered from the motherload of the Spanish shipwreck, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, in July of 1985.
Watch and learn more about this jewelry line from our Virtual Treasure Specialist, Taffi Fisher Aby herself!