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Silver Dollar: From Island Shipwreck to Andean Mountain Mine

Seven museums on the Isle of Wight have collectively contributed over 200 artefacts from their collections about the Island’s history for us to map and create learning resources for schools studying local history. All of these objects have a strong connection with the Island and, when we delve deeper into their stories, also help us to discover more about the Island’s global links through history.

One such object, a silver dollar discovered on a shipwreck site at The Needles, takes us on one such journey to an Andean mountain mine thousands of miles away. It provides a poignant reminder of how all humanity is connected, wherever we live on the planet.

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