Mel Fisher searched for many years for a Spanish Galleon ship called the Atocha that was said to have gone down in the Florida Keys loaded with silver bars and other precious items.
Mel's search was eventually successful. He found the ship and was rich beyond his wildest dreams, The search was not without tragedy and ended up costing him dearly.
A friend of mine's husband was a diver for Mel from the earliest days of the search and was therefore entitled to sharing in some of the treasure. My friend invited many of us to her house to see what a suitcase full of all those silver bars looked like before they took them to be sold. It was a sight I never forgot.
These newest pieces remind me in some way of those bars of silver treasure.