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Natural gold nugget shaped like the Zimbabwean bird, from the Arab/Indian trade (ca. 1200 AD).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Bullion Start Price:260.00 USD Estimated At:325.00 - 475.00 USD
Natural gold nugget shaped like the Zimbabwean bird, from the Arab/Indian trade (ca. 1200 AD).
SOLD
325.00USD+ (61.75) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 13:05UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Natural gold nugget shaped like the Zimbabwean bird, from the Arab/Indian trade (ca. 1200 AD). 5.7 grams, roughly ¾" x 7/16" x ¼". Typically irregular nugget, very solid and high-grade, with lots of reddish clay in crevices, stated by the consignor to be very reminiscent in shape to the emblematic bird of Zimbabwe, whose origins date to the same time period when this nugget was being traded. From an unidentified 12th/13th-century Arab/Moorish dhow sunk in the Mozambique Channel, east of Africa, with certificate from the diver.