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Neatly formed silver ingot, 1968 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of th

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Neatly formed silver ingot, 1968 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of th
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This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:34UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Neatly formed silver ingot, 1968 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and "jumping goat" assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, ex-Rooswijk (1739). 6-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/8". Very neatly cast in a precisely rectangular mold but with one end of the ingot left unfinished for fine tuning the weight, that end with depression in middle and small pieces nipped from the corners (as is typical), one side of the bar very clearly marked with deeply impressed VOC monogram and goat inside incuse shield, with traces of dark oxidation and orangish encrustation in crevices (particularly inside the depression on the cut end). From the Rooswijk (1739), with original certificate from the salvager. Recovered from: Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England