A small solid gold implement reckoned as the combination of toothpick and earwax spoon was identified while looking for a marooned Spanish galleon Santa Margarita that sank in a 1622 hurricane. Blue Water Ventures officials disclosed that divers discovered this 385-year-old toothpick after diving in 22 feet below the surface and 40 miles west of Key West. It is expected to be valued at more than $100,000.
Archaeologists believe this 3-inch-wide; 17th-century grooming tool was almost certainly worn on a gold chain. Other recovered products include ceramic pieces, spikes, ships’ fittings, rigging elements and two skeleton keys.