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Old 6th September 2018, 05:08 PM   #1
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Old 7th September 2018, 03:18 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this, Rick! It's always good to see what's coming out of the continuing excavations of the Whydah and QAR. Interestingly, those bronze rings are associated with the slave trade and, of course, the pirates often made the 'Pirate Round'. The unusual thing about it is Sam Bellamy was one of those captains who let the slaves aboard the ships join his crew (as did Bartholomew Roberts, Blackbeard, etc). In other words, these salvaged rings might have come with the newly joining crew mates!
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Amazing how well they held up all those centuries.
Another possibility for their being onboard could be they were left over trade stock from the previous owners of the vessel.
She was a recent capture for him being on her maiden voyage when he took her.

Kudos to the divers; the White Sharks are thick as fleas in our longshore waters these days.

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