I have an old carved coconut, with a Spanish phrase carved into it, which I think says:
De un lyr yo soy esclavo desde oy ano d 1778
Or at least, that is my guess at the phrase - you can see what is actually carved in the attached image.
Can anybody confirm what that means? I'm fairly sure of most of it, but I can't work out what the "devnlyr" (not pre-supposing spaces) might mean.