Pieces of Eight from the Whydah

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Mark Cartwright
by Theodore Scott
published on 29 September 2021
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A quantity of silver pieces of eight taken from the Whydah shipwreck. The ship was captained by the pirate Samuel Bellamy, aka ‘Black Sam’ Bellamy, who died in the wreck off Cape Cod in 1717. The wreck was re-discovered in 1984. (Image taken from a temporary exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science)

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Scott, T. (2021, September 29). Pieces of Eight from the Whydah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14662/pieces-of-eight-from-the-whydah/

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Scott, Theodore. "Pieces of Eight from the Whydah." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14662/pieces-of-eight-from-the-whydah/.

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