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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-57, 3.28 lb av, marked with fineness IV@L (1550/2400) and partial tax stamp,

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Silver  tumbaga  bar #M-57, 3.28 lb av, marked with fineness IV@L (1550/2400) and partial tax stamp,
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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-57, 3.28 lb av, marked with fineness IV@L (1550/2400) and partial tax stamp, ex-"Tumbaga Wreck" (ca. 1528), Garcia-Barneche Plate, ex-Jones (Plate Piece). 9" x 2-1/2" x 1/2". A flat, narrow ingot with markings on rounded bottom consisting of IV @ L with small s's above and below (raised letters inside boxes) for 1550 (65.6% pure) plus deeply impressed partial circular tax stamp, the other side rather rough due to incomplete melting (one can almost imagine the outlines of artifacts there), neatly sliced diagonal assayer's "bite" in one corner, mostly darkly toned. From the "Tumbaga Wreck" (ca. 1528), plated on p. 99 of Agustin Garcia-Barneche's The "Tumbaga" Saga (2nd ed, 2018), also pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 33 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to Sedwick Auction 4, with original lot-tag 135, and with original Sedwick photo-certificate. *^