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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-90, 3145 grams, marked with owner/assayer B~Vo, serial RL and fineness iV9cc

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:5,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD
Silver  tumbaga  bar #M-90, 3145 grams, marked with owner/assayer B~Vo, serial RL and fineness iV9cc
SOLD
7,500.00USD+ (1,425.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-90, 3145 grams, marked with owner/assayer B~Vo, serial RL and fineness iV9cccc L (1950/2400, 81.25%), plus a second fineness mark effaced, partial tax stamp on bottom, ex-"Tumbaga wreck" (ca. 1528), Armstrong plate. 13-3/4" x 3-1/2" x 3/8". A very thin, long, flat bar with well-marked topside showing very bold and contrastingly toned serial, assayer and fineness markings (also with another fineness marking clearly obliterated), that side also with interesting ripples from metal flow (amply melted), the other side with one partial circular tax stamp, crude assayer's "bite" in one corner. From the "Tumbaga wreck" (ca. 1528, the markings plated on page 37 of Doug Armstrong's Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1993) Recovered from: "Tumbaga wreck," sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island