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Sir Francis Drake Earrings

Sir Francis Drake Earrings

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Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) navigator and privateer, is one of the greatest English sea-captains of all time. Revered as a hero in the fight against the Armada and despised as an upstart by the old nobility, Drake epitomizes the self-made Elizabethan privateer, rapacious in the hunt for treasure (especially Spanish treasure) but daring and visionary in exploration.

Drake and his crew are remembered as the first Englishmen to circumnavigate the globe, claiming a portion of California for Elizabeth along the way. His attack on Cadiz and his devastating raids on the Spanish Main earned him the fear and the grudging respect of the Spaniards, who call him El Draque, "The Dragon". Drake was the greatest of all the Elizabethan sailors.
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Each silver earring is 1 inch 18 GA .99 Silver with a .032 inch Sterling Silver wire, and each copper earring is 1 inch 18 GA Copper with a .032 inch Niobium wire. Since 1972, Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now, the designs are available here as earrings. Please check out the Learn More page or our Design Brochure to learn more.