8. Ancient bronze coins blogs.discovery.com / Via news.discovery.com Italian archaeologists retrieved 3,422 ancient bronze coins off the small Sicilian island of Pantelleria. The coins have been dated between 264 and 241 BC. blogs.discovery.com / Via news.discovery.com Amazingly, all coins feature the same iconography on both sides, which means they were probably used as institutional payment. 7. Amphoras for food View this video on YouTube About 2,000 years ago, a Roman ship sank on a trade route between Spain and central Italy with a cargo that included more than 200 intact amphora. The jars had once contained pickled fish, grain and oil. 6. Gold and silver coins merchantroyalshipwreck.com The Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes sank off of Portugal’s coast in 1804 during the Battle of Cape Santa Maria. hpronline.org The treasure was recovered by an American firm called Odyssey Marine Exploration. Spain won a lawsuit, claiming ownership of all the treasure. mallorcadiario.com More than 500,000 silver and gold coins were found in the galleon. camina-conmigo.com / Via theolivepress.es After the treasure has been catalogued, it will be displayed in Spain’s National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Cartagena. 5. Wine jugs blogs.discovery.com A Roman shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Albania that was full of wine jars from the 1st century B.C. blogs.discovery.com Most of the jars were well preserved. Unfortunately, they were empty, since their stoppers had disolved. 4. Rare Vietnamesse ceramics Via artancient.net A ship discovered in 1983 off of the coast of Vietnam was contained a cargo of ceramics from the 15th century. artancient.com In 1996, excavation of the site began. It took four years and cost an estimated $14 million. Over 250,000 intact Vietnamese ceramics were recovered. dargate.com Most of the cargo was retained by Vietnam's museums. In 2000, some items were sold by Butterfields auction house in San Francisco. 3. Platinum theblaze.com In February 2012, a Maine treasure hunter announced he had discovered a World War II era shipwreck filled with platinum, said to be worth 3 billion dollars. It has not yet been recovered. 2. So much bling si.wsj.net After searching for 16 years, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha was finally discovered in July 1985 off the coast of Florida. Via melfisher.com In 2011, an emerald ring believed to be part of the bounty was discovered and valued at $500,000. 1. Captain Morgan's cannons Via dsc.discovery.com In 2010, six cannons were found off the coast of Panama belonging to Captain Morgan, originally famous for being a privateer--an old fashioned term for a private gun. As you know, he is now famous for being a rum icon. Via dsc.discovery.com In 2011, a 17th century wooden shipwreck believed to be one of the five ships Morgan lost in 1671 was discovered. View this video on YouTube youtube.com! With the help of the Captain Morgan rum brand, historic artifacts from the wreck were excavated.