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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crowned script-a countermark (rare, attributed to Ar

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crowned script-a countermark (rare, attributed to Ar
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This item SOLD at 2009 Oct 16 @ 15:48UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crowned script-a countermark (rare, attributed to Arequipa, Peru) on cross side. S-P35, KM-19b. 25.6 grams. Very solid, round flan with flat peripheries but full shield and cross (nicely toned, no corrosion), the latter graced with a COMPLETE countermark showing the script-a (for Arequipa) below a distinctive crown. As mentioned in lot #293, this mark is attributed by Esteras Martin to Colombia, but the crown matches the Arequipa mark and Colombia was unlikely to have countermarked these coins, not to mention the near impossibility that a coin could have traveled from Peru to Colombia and back before the Capitana set sail! Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador