Silver "folio" (small pedestal), 12.8 oz troy, from the Atocha (1622).

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Silver  folio  (small pedestal), 12.8 oz troy, from the Atocha (1622).
750.00USD+ (142.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 03 @ 12:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Silver "folio" (small pedestal), 12.8 oz troy, from the Atocha (1622). 417 grams, 4-1/4" tall, 2" base diameter. Labeled a "folio" on the Treasure Salvors certificate, very similar examples can be found in the Christie's 1988 sale of Atocha material and listed as a silver tapering column of unknown purpose. These cones were found tightly packed in wooden chests in the cargo area, and since some have religious symbols on them, they may have been ingots intended as a devotional offering. This piece is a cone of twelve perpendicular lines from top to bottom and ten horizontal rings all wrapped around a tapering hollow center. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #A86-1142-2, with photo-certificate signed by Bob Moran, plus photocopy of 1987 division showing points value of 44.44 points.