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doubloon

, dobl?n
a former Spanish gold coin
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When the new owner, named only as John, opened the doors he found a chest overflowing with PS300,000 worth of Spanish doubloons and other coins, along with bars of gold and silver.
This is one chestful of doubloons that should have been left hidden in the sand.
I have seen doubloons before now in my voyagings; your doubloons of old Spain, your doubloons of Peru, your doubloons of Chili, your doubloons of Bolivia, your doubloons of Popayan; with plenty of gold moidores and pistoles, and joes, and half joes, and quarter joes.
Cold, hard doubloons drove pirates and their persecutors alike.
Curated by the American Museum of Natural History, the exhibit includes a gold-plated room, doubloons from sunken Spanish galleons, jewelry from Hellenistic Greece and a scale that tells weight in gold.
Death Diamond 84pp ISBN 9780734410719 SCIS 1382235; Doubloons and Disaster 84pp ISBN 9780734410726 SCIS 1385288; Idols and Ivory 85pp ISBN 9780734410733 SCIS 1385289 Lothian (Dragon Blood Pirates), 2008 $12.
the UAE and I discover a daily horde of data doubloons relating to every segment of the commercial real estate sector lodged in the strong room at their offices.
The treasures on display include examples of the first gold coins minted in ancient Lydia and Ionia (now Turkey); gleaming pre-Columbian jewelry and other objects from the collection of the American Museum of Natural History; rare doubloons retrieved from sunken Spanish galleons; and gold bars.
Choose your ship, a port of call and set sail in search of gold doubloons, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies.
Saturday's party, which rounds up buccaneers from the Caribbean and other ports of call, brings together pirate-themed vaudeville, burlesque and DJ music, along with the opportunity to plunk down some doubloons for a worthy cause.
Beads, doubloons, and trinkets galore tossed from ornate floats by festooned and costumed people made most other parades pale by comparison.
Doubloons were also the first gold coin minted in the U.