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Complete "tumbaga" gold "finger" bar, 660 grams, marked with fineness XIII (13K), foundry/assayer ma

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:20,000.00 USD Estimated At:20,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD
Complete  tumbaga  gold  finger  bar, 660 grams, marked with fineness XIII (13K), foundry/assayer ma
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30,000.00USDto 20morgan+ (5,250.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 May 18 @ 17:03UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Complete "tumbaga" gold "finger" bar, 660 grams, marked with fineness XIII (13K), foundry/assayer marks backwards S and cross-topped B, and two tax stamps showing CAR with the A above the CR for Charles I of Spain (or Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire), from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. 8-1/4" x 1" x 1/4". Unusually intact bar (as these were normally cut into pieces) that probably dates to the 1520s based on its "tumbaga" content of 35% copper and 10% silver, also with backwards-S stamp (butted up to the right side of the XIII fineness) that matches specimens from the ca.-1528 "Tumbaga" Wreck, the other stamps new to us, the circular tax stamps weak but the cluster around the fineness bold and well defined by dark encrustation, a few scratches on other side but otherwise all rather smooth and attractive, with sharply cut diagonal assayer's bit in one corner. From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean.