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Plaster sculpture of an enlargement of the obverse of a 1715 Fleet Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudo

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:40.00 USD Estimated At:50.00 - 100.00 USD
Plaster sculpture of an enlargement of the obverse of a 1715 Fleet Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudo
SOLD
1,300.00USD+ (227.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 30 @ 20:53UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Plaster sculpture of an enlargement of the obverse of a 1715 Fleet Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos Royal, 1702L. 1420 grams, 13-1/4" in diameter. OK, so you will never own an 8-escudos Royal from the 1715 Fleet, and maybe you cannot afford just a regular 8 escudos either… but this is an 8 escudos that anyone can afford! It is basically a piece of art, maker unknown but probably done in the Real Eight days of the 1960s or early 1970s, faithfully reproducing all the coin's elements in scaled-up form and deeply carved out of the hardened plaster and then coated with gold paint, the back left smooth and showing cracks that were stabilized in its manufacturing process and glazed over. Someone gave us this piece years ago and while we have enjoyed owning it and displaying it in our office, we have decided to let it go now for the benefit of the 1715 Fleet Society (http://www.1715fleetsociety.com/), to whom half the hammer price will be donated in support of their upcoming anniversary celebration.