NDTV.com, Madrid–Thousands of gold and silver coins pulled from an 18th-century shipwreck went on show in a Spanish museum last month after Spain won them from US treasure hunters in a court battle. The cargo from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes warship came to Spain in 2012 after a five-year legal battle with Odyssey, the US company that hauled it up two centuries after it sank. Officials on Thursday inaugurated a new exhibition at the Museum of Subaquatic Archaeology in the southeastern Spanish city of Cartagena.
It features 8,000 coins – just a fraction of the estimated 580,000 found in the wreck – plus other precious artefacts.
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