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"Tumbaga" silver disk, 3 lb 4 oz av, marked with fineness IV IIII XX (1420/2400), pedigreed to the o

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:3,750.00 USD Estimated At:4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
 Tumbaga  silver disk, 3 lb 4 oz av, marked with fineness IV IIII XX (1420/2400), pedigreed to the o
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3,750.00USDto jaymorg590+ (562.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Oct 25 @ 15:06UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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"Tumbaga" silver disk, 3 lb 4 oz av, marked with fineness IV IIII XX (1420/2400), pedigreed to the original Christie's sale. 5-1/2" to 6" in diameter, up to 3/4" thick. This is one of a very small percentage of UNCONSERVED "tumbaga" ingots, still very darkly toned and with bright green patina in crevices, as well as a purplish copper color around the incuse markings, the rounded and marked bottom somewhat corroded but the flattish top smoother and pitted with only its original casting bubbles, part of edge sharp where the assayer's "bite" was taken, the opposite side jagged as well but showing layers of the original sheets of silver packed together and partially unmelted. From the "Tumbaga" wreck (ca. 1528), and pedigreed to the Christie's (London) auction of April 28, 1993, lot #269.