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Large silver bar #227 from Oruro, 81 lb 11.04 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCC

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Large silver bar #227 from Oruro, 81 lb 11.04 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCC
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Large silver bar #227 from Oruro, 81 lb 11.04 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), manifest DCCCXII (812), owner-shipper and silvermaster marks and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), with Lyon manifest translation. 15" x 4-1/2" x 3". Despite some light surface pitting, the top of this bar has rather strong markings of manifest number, owner-shippers (MB and GA monograms) and something that looks like +OUI, while the standard fineness marking is weak, as is also a faint V in one corner for silvermaster De Vreder, at the same end as the cylindrical assayer's "bite" (typical of bars from the Oruro mine). Gracing the sloping sides are some chunks of original charcoal in crevices. The accompanying manifest notes point out that this was among 33 bars registered "in the harbor of Cartagena" by owner by Miguel de Munibe, who was also a passenger among the deceased when the Atocha sank. (Special shipping applies; pickup in person recommended.) With Fisher photo-certificate #S277 and original TSI tag #4813, plus manifest translation by Homer Lyon Jr. (brother of Eugene Lyon). *^