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A Set of Three 16th Century Twin-eared pewter porringers, estimated to fetch £3,000.<br />
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A bounty of 16th century treasure discovered perfectly preserved in a 500-year-old shipwreck is to go on sale in Britain for £200,000.<br />
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More than 1,200 items of the finest quality English pewter were recovered from the wreck of the unnamed galleon which is thought to have sunk off the Dominican Republic around 1540.<br />
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They have been so well preserved in the sea bed that they are said to be as historically valuable as those raised from the wreck of the Mary Rose.