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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-134, 14.63 lb av, marked with fineness IUBLXXV (1575/2400), plus serial numb

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Silver  tumbaga  bar #M-134, 14.63 lb av, marked with fineness IUBLXXV (1575/2400), plus serial numb
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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-134, 14.63 lb av, marked with fineness IUBLXXV (1575/2400), plus serial number R LXXX and one partial tax stamp, ex-"Tumbaga Wreck," Garcia-Barneche Plate, ex-Treasures of the World. 14" x 5-3/4" x 1/2". A wide and flat rectangular ingot with rough topside (as made), the slightly smoother bottom with markings for serial number and fineness both in a slick dark area near on end, the partial circular tax stamp near the other end, diagonal assayer's "bite" in one corner, nicely toned all over. From the "Tumbaga Wreck" (ca. 1528), with our original photo-certificate, and plated on p. 113 of Agustin Garcia-Barneche's book The "Tumbaga" Saga (2nd ed., 2018), and pedigreed to the Bowers and Merena "Treasures of the World" auction (June 2002), lot #1012. Recovered from: "Tumbaga Wreck," sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island