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Mysore, India, "star" pagoda, Haidar Ali (1761-82), from the Fame (1822), embedded in a clump of deb

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Gold Start Price:280.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 500.00 USD
Mysore, India,  star  pagoda, Haidar Ali (1761-82), from the Fame (1822), embedded in a clump of deb
SOLD
600.00USDto blueblood2+ (90.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 21 @ 12:17UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mysore, India, "star" pagoda, Haidar Ali (1761-82), from the Fame (1822), embedded in a clump of debris. 21.1 grams. Shipwreck gold coins in clumps are practically unknown: Either the gold separates naturally, or the salvagers clean off the encrustation willy-nilly in hopes of uncovering a rarity. This is the first specimen we have ever seen of this type of coin (a small but fat, button-like piece with star on one side) in such a state, here with a long, white-gray chunk of encrustation that contains shells and what appear to be bits of silver coins and/or nails. From the Fame (1822).