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Atocha Long, ornate, gold chain, 822 links plus fob

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:60,000.00 USD Estimated At:60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD
Atocha Long, ornate, gold chain, 822 links plus fob
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Long, ornate, gold chain, 822 links plus fob. 697 grams. This is the kind of chain Mel Fisher used to drape over big investors' shoulders! Each 1/4" link smooth but with ribbed sides (the fob 3/4" and ribbed all over), giving it an ornate appearance overall, quite unlike any of the chains sold in the original Christie's (New York) auction of June 1988 except in length, the best of which (lot 174, comparable to this piece in quality but much shorter, also from the Margarita instead of the Atocha) sold for a whopping $319,000! Also note the high intrinsic value (currently over $35,000), if you assume 22K gold like most Spanish artifacts. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida