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Small gold "splash" ingot, 193 grams, marked with large "S" and "f" stamps (each in its own box) plu

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:12,000.00 USD Estimated At:15,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD
Small gold  splash  ingot, 193 grams, marked with large  S  and  f  stamps (each in its own box) plu
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13,000.00USDto Marco+ (2,470.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 16:57UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Small gold "splash" ingot, 193 grams, marked with large "S" and "f" stamps (each in its own box) plus circular tax stamp, from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. Roughly 2-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 3/4". An irregular blob with one side rough and the other somewhat smooth and marked with several small stamps (all in the same area) impregnated with black encrustation, consisting of two small boxes with letters "S" (same as seen on gold from the “Tumbaga wreck” of ca. 1528--see the new second edition of Tumbaga Saga, by Augi Garcia) and "f" (believed to stand for Ferdinand V) and the outside edge of part of a circular tax stamp with border of dots showing, rare shape and size (larger than a coin-like "oro corriente" but much smaller than a "splash" ingot or "finger bar," and also unusually uncut). From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean.