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Gold chain, 277 solid links, 91.2 grams, ex-Santa Margarita (1622).

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:16,000.00 USD Estimated At:20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD
Gold chain, 277 solid links, 91.2 grams, ex-Santa Margarita (1622).
SOLD
26,000.00USD+ (5,200.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Nov 18 @ 19:18UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Gold chain, 277 solid links, 91.2 grams, ex-Santa Margarita (1622). 37-3/4" long. An impressive and useful length of original solid, smooth chain in high-grade gold (probably 22K), much heavier than it looks, in fact identical in design but even longer than a chain from the same wreck that sold in the 1988 Christie's auction, the unstated purpose of such chains (besides adornment) being a way to avoid heavy taxation on gold in colonial times. Excellent condition, a rare opportunity to own a certified and wearable piece of genuine 1622-Fleet gold treasure. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #07M-83756. Recovered from:Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida