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Large silver Atocha bar #721 from Oruro, 85 lb 5.28 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8

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Large silver Atocha bar #721 from Oruro, 85 lb 5.28 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8
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Large silver bar #721 from Oruro, 85 lb 5.28 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), manifest IUXCVIII (1098), owner/shipper mark and tax stamps, with crossed-out prior owner/shipper marks, ex-Atocha (1622). 15-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 3". A massive bar, rather boldly marked for a 0.8 Class Factor, with particularly strong manifest number in center (strangely not in a straight line) above weaker but still-clear fineness, two old owner/shipper marks crossed out (one a diamond-topped TS and the other an A topped with an o) and replaced with a full and clear MB owner/shipper mark, small V (for silvermaster de Vreder) in one corner, large cylindrical assayer's "bite" at one end, traces of circular tax stamps and what could be a mine/date cartouche also present but corroded. (Special shipping required; pickup in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S721. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida