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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with crown alone countermark (very rare, attributable to A

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with crown alone countermark (very rare, attributable to A
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with crown alone countermark (very rare, attributable to Arequipa, Peru) on cross side. S-P35, KM-19b, CT-507. 24.0 grams. Thick and solid coin with nice full cross that bears a full countermark showing a crown of distinctive design, the shield side mostly flat but with good full crown, minimal corrosion. This mark is an exact match with a piece attributed to Arequipa in the book Marcas de platería hispanoamericana by Esteras Martin (1992), but interestingly there is another mark with the same distinctive crown but with letter a underneath that Esteras Martin attributes to Colombia instead (see lot #319). Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador