piece of eight


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piece of eight

a former Spanish coin worth eight reals; peso
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The piece of eight - called a 'cob' - was found among thousands of coins discovered during the 60s diving expedition off Lucayan beach, Grand Bahama, and was thought to have once formed part of bullion raided from an early 17th century Spanish galleon by pirates.
The piece of eight - called a 'cob' - was found among thousands of coins discovered during the diving expedition and was thought to have once formed part of bullion raided from an early 17th century Spanish galleon by pirates.
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Sovereign, however, held steady at Rs 23,200 per piece of eight grams in limited deals.