Small gold "drop," 4.75 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Small gold  drop,  4.75 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558).
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Small gold "drop," 4.75 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558). About 1/2" in diameter and 1/8" thick. A cute little "drop" of poured gold with broken off "neck," most likely designed to be tradable as a makeshift "coin" (1 escudo?), with light gray surface patina throughout. Note: The listing in our Auction 1 stated the wrong weight for this piece. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas photo- certificate (as "Fort San Sebastian Wreck") and tag #IDM-006/02/0987, and pedigreed to our Auction 1, with original lot-tag #47. Recovered from: Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, east of Africa