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Updated: 14 April 2015
A gold "Tumbaga" bar cut from a complete ingot, with two royal tax stamps of Charles V and other marks within incuse squares.
- Made in: South America
- (Americas,South America)
- Excavated/Findspot: Bahamas Channel, shipwreck
- (Americas,Caribbean,Bahamas,Bahamas Channel)
- Length: 150 millimetres
- Width: 35 millimetres
- Weight: 520.2 grammes
Inscription Commentroyal tax stamps of Charles V
Inscription Commenttwo stamps VII
Metallurgical composition: Gold: 27.6%; silver: 4.9%; copper: 67.5%.
Sale of Treasures from Spanish Shipwrecks, 28 April 1993, lot 291.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCT12856
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