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Triangular cut piece of a silver "splash" ingot, 70.2 grams, marked with a crowned Mexican-style cro

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Triangular cut piece of a silver  splash  ingot, 70.2 grams, marked with a crowned Mexican-style cro
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5,100.00USDto penthouse1+ (892.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 May 01 @ 15:31UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Triangular cut piece of a silver "splash" ingot, 70.2 grams, marked with a crowned Mexican-style cross inside a circular border with lion, castle, G and shell in the quadrants, from an unidentified late-1500s site off the coast of Georgia. Approx. 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 3/8". Outer segment with two broken sides, rough bottom but smoother top exhibiting half of a well-detailed stamping, identical to ones seen from the so-called "Power Plant wreck" off the east coast of Florida, with a fleur-tipped cross-lions-castles that is usually indicative of Mexico but in fact was also used in the second series of coinage from Santo Domingo (1578), therefore possibly connecting this ingot to Dominican missionary activity in this exact area at the time. Found on the south end of St. Simons Island, Georgia.