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PLVS
the well known abbreviation of [[underlined]]  "Ne Plus Ultra."  The elision of the negative was commanded by Ferdinand soon after the discovery of America, and was intended to denote that there was [[underlined]] "more beyond" the two rocks bounding the straits of Gilbraltar than geographers had hitherto supposed.

Around the border and encircling the pillars is the legend:—
HISPANIARVM ET INDIARVM RE.

A figure "4" is above the word "Plus" and marks the value of the coin at four reals, which is about equivalent to half a dollar of United States money.  It was rudely perforated, and was found within the chest of one of the skeletons, doubtless having been suspended from the neck at the time of burial.

After exhausting the upper
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