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Massive, totally encrusted clump of ten (+/-) 8 reales cobs plus rocks and large piece of iron.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:1,600.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Massive, totally encrusted clump of ten (+/-) 8 reales cobs plus rocks and large piece of iron.
SOLD
5,500.00USDto treasuredawg+ (962.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 15:57UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Massive, totally encrusted clump of ten (+/-) 8 reales cobs plus rocks and large piece of iron. 1266 grams, roughly 9" x 5" x 3". One of the largest coin clumps we have seen in decades, formed by the oxidation and cocooning of a piece of iron (known to salvagers as an "EO," for Encrusted Object), in this case possibly part of a cannonball and barrel hoop, with obvious protrusions of coins here and there (also completely encrusted) that all seem to be 8 reales by size, all probably solid and uncorroded and possibly even bearing dates or other important details--who knows? Some small shells and rocks are also embedded, and one end of one side is coated with dusty rust. Whether left as a huge and impressive display or carefully conserved to divide into smaller clumps or individual coins, this is a premium piece that is sure to see strong bids. Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida