The King learns about the salvage of silver coins

The King learns about the salvage of silver coins from the warship Mars. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 12 July, The King learnt about the work being carried out to salvage silver coins, minted by King Erik XIV, from the warship Mars which sank off the north of Öland on 31 May 1564.
During the first two weeks of July, the first research expedition has taken place to the wreck of the warship Mars. The ship was sunk in battle off the north of Öland on 31 May 1564external link, opens in new window. According to contemporary accounts, the vessel sank following an explosion at the prow.
 
The research expedition is a collaboration between the Maris Maritime Archaeological Research Instituteexternal link, opens in new window at Södertörn University, Deep Sea Productionsexternal link, opens in new window and Ocean Discoveryexternal link, opens in new window from Västervik, which found the wreck.