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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-99, 17.88 lb av, marked with fineness IUCXXV (1125/2400) and two partial tax

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD
Silver  tumbaga  bar #M-99, 17.88 lb av, marked with fineness IUCXXV (1125/2400) and two partial tax
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11,000.00USD+ (2,200.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Nov 17 @ 12:24UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Silver "tumbaga" bar #M-99, 17.88 lb av, marked with fineness IUCXXV (1125/2400) and two partial tax stamps, ex-"Tumbaga Wreck," Garcia-Barneche Plate, ex-Treasures of the World. 13" x 5-1/2" x 1". Flat rectangular ingot that appears to have been over-poured (top spilling over the sides of the mold), with lot of flowlines on otherwise smooth topside showing sharp and clear (but small) fineness marking near one end, partial circular tax stamps near either end, prominent diagonal assayer's "bite" in one corner, attractively toned. From the "Tumbaga Wreck" (ca. 1528), with our original photo-certificate, and plated on p. 107 of Agustin Garcia-Barneche's book The "Tumbaga" Saga (2nd ed., 2018), also pedigreed to the Bowers and Merena "Treasures of the World" auction (June 2002), lot #1008. Recovered from: "Tumbaga Wreck," sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island