1934

Highly ornate gold ribbon-pin reliquary with Madonna inside oval.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:2,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Highly ornate gold ribbon-pin reliquary with Madonna inside oval.
SOLD
2,000.00USDto Legend79+ (300.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 13 @ 16:11UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Highly ornate gold ribbon-pin reliquary with Madonna inside oval. 12.1 grams, about 1-3/4" x 1-1/2". One of the most significant gold artifacts found on the 1733 Fleet, this beautiful jewel shows the praying Madonna in radiate design inside a perfectly oval bezel surrounded by a floral wreath, the bezel probably once holding glass and containing (behind the Madonna on the back) a holy relic of some sort, all suspended from an ornate bowtie ribbon in lighter gold with horizontal pin on back, fully intact except missing a hanging piece on the bottom, lightly dusted all over with white encrustation, an important museum piece whose religious significance deserves to be further researched. With Sinclair photo-certificate #1733-103 and Sedwick certificate from May 8, 2006 and pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #1 (May, 2007). Recovered from: 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys.