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Clump containing one Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, encrusted together (as

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:1,600.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Clump containing one Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, encrusted together (as
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Clump containing one Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, encrusted together (as found) with glass shards and an intact silver fork with initials "J B" engraved under the handle, presumably belonging to the captain of the Reijgersdaal, Jan Brandt. 295 grams total, roughly 7-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 1-5/8". This is probably the most interesting and attractive shipwreck clump we have ever seen, as it combines valuable silver items of two very different fields of collecting—a coin and a fork—both choice and intact specimens, the coin with full date 1742 and the spoon with script initials J B (which happen to match the captain's), with a thick chunk of orange "crud" in between that contains glass shards (no doubt from "onion" bottles), a bit of clay pipe stem and a square hole where an iron spike once lay. The spike, in fact, is the reason for this agglomeration, for its sloughing oxidation not only made it all stick together but also diverted the chemical reaction from the silver. However it came about, this piece is surely one of the neatest items to come from this wreck, which yielded almost exclusively coins, or from any wreck. Recovered from: Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa