Silver Henry Avery Skull Pendant
If you were a pirate, wouldn’t you want to go in, make a quick killing and then marry a princess?
Less well-known than pirates like Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny or Calico Jack Rackham, Avery (also spelled Every) earned more loot than all of them put together.
Henry “Long Ben” Avery was an English pirate who made one big score – the Grand Moghul of India’s treasure ship “Ganj-i-Sawai” – before retiring. Contemporaries believed that Avery made his way to Madagascar with his loot where he set himself up as a King, with his own fleet and thousands of men.
The survivors of the battle were subjected to several days of torture and rape by the victorious pirates. There were many women on board, including a member of the court of the Grand Moghul himself. Romantic tales of the day say that the beautiful daughter of the Moghul was on board and fell in love with Avery and ran off to live with him on some remote island – Madagascar, perhaps – but the reality was far more brutal.
The haul from the Ganj-i-Sawai was incredible: hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods, gold, silver and jewels. It was quite possibly the richest haul in the history of piracy.
The Silver Henry Avery Skull Pendant is a piece of history.
Wear it when you want a piece of Henry luck.
Wear it to impress someone worthy of your charm.
Wear it with jeans or a tux and steal the heart of everyone you encounter.
Like all my pieces, the Henry Avery is made from recycled .925 sterling silver.
This pendant comes on a leather thong.
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::: This item is made to order and will ship within two weeks of purchase. (Usually sooner.)
If you”re in the US, your item will be shipped Priority Mail.
Outside the US, your item will ship First Class.
All pieces are packed with loving care and protection to make sure it will arrive ready for you to wear and love.
::: This particular piece is made to order. Because each piece is a hand fabricated original object d’art your piece will look slightly different, but just as perfect as the one pictured.
I also love to make custom pieces to your spec … please contact me and we can discuss what you need.
::: If you prefer a chain have a look here… thank you .. Peace. B
P.S. My own story around this pirate is that I had this skull painted on my bass drum head for years in my old band The Dogs D’Amour.