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Clump of seven silver coins (Lima 8R cob dated 1684, Mexico 8R cob, English halfcrown dated 1699, an

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Clump of seven silver coins (Lima 8R cob dated 1684, Mexico 8R cob, English halfcrown dated 1699, an
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Clump of seven silver coins (Lima 8R cob dated 1684, Mexico 8R cob, English halfcrown dated 1699, and four English shillings, one of William III and another of Charles II dated 1679) and lead grapeshot and musketballs with other debris, ex-Eidel. 300 grams, roughly 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/4". One of the most impressive clumps we have ever seen, with the seven coins enclosing a dense mass of crud and at least seven distinct musketballs, all the coins dark but the three outermost with clear details on one side (and minimal corrosion), including full date and assayer and waves on the Lima 8R (scarce first date of Lima pillars-and-waves), most of cross on the Mexico 8R, and full reverse with clear date on the halfcrown, the four shillings protruding from the sides and showing some details too (some more than others), and the crud itself a mix of orange, white and gray, all solid and stable, in total a unique and lovely bit of "ocean art." With certificate from the salvor, pedigreed to the Charlie Eidel Collection (purchased from Frank Sedwick on May 16, 1986), with collector's notes. Recovered from: Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England