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Cut gold "oro corriente" piece with crowned-CA tax stamp for Charles I of Spain, 42.08 grams, ex-150

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:5,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD
Cut gold  oro corriente  piece with crowned-CA tax stamp for Charles I of Spain, 42.08 grams, ex-150
SOLD
17,000.00USDto nervouswreck+ (3,230.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 18:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cut gold "oro corriente" piece with crowned-CA tax stamp for Charles I of Spain, 42.08 grams, ex-1500s wreck. 1" x 3/8" x 3/8". Rectangular-shaped cut piece, very important for showing the entire tax stamp consisting of a crowned CA above a two-branch pomegranate that almost certainly refers to Charles I and manufacture in Colombia (New Granada), the two perpendicular cuts very neat (not broken, hence more like a tejuelo, which would typically show fineness), with much smaller cut in one corner as well, possibly to regulate the piece down to exactly 12 escudos (one and a half onzas, a coin-like size in any case), with traces of dark encrustation around details. From an unidentified 1500s wreck off the northern coast of South America, with photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction #22, with original lot-tag #211, and to our Auction #14 (lot #297).