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ingot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1987,0105.2

  • Description

    Ingot; silver; oblong; countermarked with stamp of Dutch East Indies Company, Zealand Chamber in Middleburg and the Assayer's mark.

  • Date

    • 1753 (pre)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 1812 grammes
    • Length: 14.3 centimetres
    • Width: 3.8 centimetres
    • Depth: 3.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Content

        VOC
      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Content

        F.E.
      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Comment

        Zealand Chambers in Middleburg.
  • Curator's comments

    Associated dates : 1986 (salvaged).

  • Location

    G46/dc15

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Acquisition notes

    From the ship Bredenhof sunk in the Mozambique Channel in 1753, en route for India; salvaged 1986. Purchased at Christie's, Amsterdam, 4th December 1986, lot 51.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1987,0105.2

Ingot; silver; oblong; countermarked with stamp of Dutch East Indies Company, Zealand Chambers in Middleburg and the Assayer's mark.

Ingot; silver; oblong; countermarked with stamp of Dutch East Indies Company, Zealand Chambers in Middleburg and the Assayer's mark.

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