Untold riches were acquired with blood and violence.
That is the goal of any self-respecting buccaneer.
Gold, rubies, diamonds, bullion — all are acceptable plunder for these thieves of the high seas.
When the the ill-gotten gains are particularly good, many brigands will put their goods in a sack and swing the swag above their heads.
Then they dance around in a little wiggle-waggle jig very similar to that adopted by many NFL players who have just made a touchdown.
Indeed, it is most entertaining to watch a pirate shake his booty.