The Bagaud 2 Shipwreck

This shipwreck is located to the north of the island of Bagaud, between Port-Cros and Porquerolles, at a depth of 18 meters. It has the appearance of a consolidated bulk.

The concretion of the wreck happened because of its cargo of small iron ingots of 2 to 3 kg. This cargo is evidence of the trade in raw materials between the Western and Eastern Atlantic regions at the end of the second and beginning of the first century BC.

Tin ingot

Tin ingot, detail of seals with effigies of Hermes.
According to the round inscription, the merchants were Celts, specifically "Hypocelts", who were assembled by a Greek named Heracleides for the commercial exploration of this tin.

Excavation : Luc Long, DRASSM