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Gold "finger" bar #36, 640 grams, fineness XV. (15-1/4K), ex-"Golden Fleece" (ca. 1550).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:16,000.00 USD Estimated At:20,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD
Gold  finger  bar #36, 640 grams, fineness XV. (15-1/4K), ex- Golden Fleece  (ca. 1550).
SOLD
26,000.00USD+ (4,940.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold "finger" bar #36, 640 grams, fineness XV. (15-1/4K), ex-"Golden Fleece" (ca. 1550). 7" long, 1" wide, 5/8" thick. Neatly cast bar of typical shape and not far from full length as just a small part of one of the rounded ends was removed in its time (apparently chiseled down no more than about 1/8" and then broken from there), no tax stamps or other markings as on later bars but with three clear fineness markings of XV in a box followed by a dot inside a border in a separate box, somewhat light yellow in color but with lots of white encrustation on the flat (unmarked) side, small copper spots on the other side, a very tidy ingot overall and an attractive size and shape for presentation and display. From the "Golden Fleece wreck" (ca. 1550) and pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #145), with photo-certificate. Recovered from: "Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean