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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-113, fineness 1400/2400 (58.3% pure), marked with four tax stamps (ca. 1528)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Bullion Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Silver  tumbaga  bar #M-113, fineness 1400/2400 (58.3% pure), marked with four tax stamps (ca. 1528)
SOLD
4,750.00USD+ (902.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 13:26UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items are genuine unless noted. Most shipwreck coins and artifacts come with a certificate of authenticity (please check the description for each item).
Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-113, fineness 1400/2400 (58.3% pure), marked with four tax stamps (ca. 1528). 6.62 lb av, 10" x 3" x ¾". A fascinating bar with four clear, partial tax stamps (circular) on the striated top of the bar (lots of flow lines, plus at least one deep crevice, usual "assayer's bite" (commission) cut from one corner, the fineness marked on the bottom (slightly corroded surface) as IV in one box next to IIII in another box and either s's or x's in small boxes above and below, a very evenly molded bar that is actually a mold-mate to four other bars that were found, including one that hammered for $6000 in our Treasure Auction #3 (bar #M-114, lot #88). From the "tumbaga" wreck, sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island.