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Section (four links) of ornate gold "money" chain, 6.44 grams, ex-Atocha (1622).

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Section (four links) of ornate gold  money  chain, 6.44 grams, ex-Atocha (1622).
SOLD
5,500.00USD+ (1,045.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 03 @ 17:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Section (four links) of ornate gold "money" chain, 6.44 grams, ex-Atocha (1622). 1-3/4" long, each link about 1/2". Four intact links of alternating cruciform cross-section and spiral-twist, a design that was popular in its time for use as tax-free money, since jewelry was exempt from the heavy tax that applied to coins and ingots, this four-link span therefore not simply part of a broken bigger chain so much as the equivalent of a 2 escudos coin, with several patches of white coral adhering and desirable original tag and certificate. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #1013.