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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    A gold "Tumbaga" bar, cut from a complete ingot, with two royal tax stamps and other marks within incuse squares.

  • Date

    • 1530-1539
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 118 millimetres
    • Width: 30 millimetres
    • Weight: 357.1 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        royal tax stamps of Charles V
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        two stamps VII
  • Curator's comments

    Metallurgical composition: Gold: 43.5%; silver: 6.9%; copper: 49.6%.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Sale of Treasures from Spanish Shipwrecks, 28 April 1993, lot 289

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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