Florida treasure hunters find 400-year-old Catholic artifact

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Florida treasure hunters find 400-year-old Catholic artifact

SEBASTIAN, FL – The Schmitt family of Florida has spent years searching the ocean floor for lost treasure. And then, the other day old Neptune gave up some booty.

It was the missing piece from a mystery artifact found in 1989.

For nearly 25 years, archeologists thought they had a picture frame from the late 1600s, but now they think it’s a pyx, a vessel used by a priest or high-ranking Catholic Church official to carry communion.

Pyx comes from the Greek word “pyxis”, meaning a box or receptacle.

The Schmitt family hopes to be screaming and doing some yo-ho-hoing as they continue to ply the Florida coast in search of more Spanish treasure, fame, and fortune.