Silver "wedge" ingot, 761 grams, encrusted (uncleaned).

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Silver  wedge  ingot, 761 grams, encrusted (uncleaned).
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Silver "wedge" ingot, 761 grams, encrusted (uncleaned). Approx. 4-1/3" x 3" x 2-1/2". Looking for all the world like a gray slice of moldy cheesecake, this uncleaned ingot is composed of silver amalgam, much less dense than solid silver, its wedge shape possibly due to a mold used at that stage of the refining process and not necessarily for arraying in an 8-piece circle of contraband in the false bottom of a barrel as popularly believed, this specimen with one big shell and raised chunk of coral on top of the thick encrustation. From the San Jose (1733 Fleet), with photo-certificate #S-10.12-84.1 from the salvager, whose find is mentioned in his book Following the Lure of the Galleon Treasures, a signed and numbered copy of which accompanies this lot, as well as a small wooden display chest.