Atocha 1622 Silver Bar 17.5lbs Ingot. Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors COA & DATA BASE (attached to above pics). ATOCHA 1622 SILVER BAR 17.5 LBS.
(280oz) INGOT MEL FISHER TREASURE SALVORS COA PIRATE WOW!!! This 17.5lb ATOCHA SILVER BAR INGOT is 35.1 x 12.7 x 8cm (now just under cm thick) or approx. 14 x 5 x 5/8, HUGE BAR!
80; Carat 2380, TSI #85A-S472 (1985 Atocha); listed on Manifest 2893 (Register / Page C503vo). Manifest comments: ORTENZIO PARAVEZIN / SOTARIPA. See the COA, which reflects this Atocha Bar was 78lbs 4.80oz, which was then cut or shaved down to just the upper layer which remains at approx.8cm or 5/8 thick, retaining ALL the original and Historical Markings (Stamps, serial #s, Owners and Shippers). This particular piece has the HIGHEST Purity 2380 or 2400 kt.
As marked right on the bar (MMCCCLXXX) and high Class factor. The markings are very nice and clear as is the Assayers scoop. NOTE: In the Lower left hand corner the engraved CROSS marking, as well as the upper Left corner you can vaguely see the other Shippers / Owners markings (asterisk in shape). Whats particularly nice about this piece is that it has the FULL SIZE (14 x 5) without weighing over 80lbs, which is difficult to handle, carry or lift (increasing the desirability of this Rarely seen weight). This beautiful ATOCHA SHIPWRECK BAR is such a beautiful piece of History and we are honored to offer it on the Open Market!OUR LADY of ATOCHA, SANK IN 1622 OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS, HAVANA BOUND FOR SPAIN. HER GALLEON FILLED WITH ALL TREASURE: GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, TOBACCO, GEMS, AND JEWELRY. SHE NEVER MADE IT OUT OF VERACRUZ TO HAVANA TO JOIN THE FLEET OF THE TIERRA FIRME (MAINLAND) FLEET. HER TREASURE WAS SO ENORMOUS THAT IT TOOK 2 MONTHS TO LOAD THE GALLEON FULL (IN THE SUMMER OF 1622 IN WHAT IS NOW PANAMA CITY). SHE SET SAIL 6 WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE ON SEPTEMBER 4TH, 1622.
ONLY TWO DAYS LATER ON THE 6TH, SHE WAS PUSHED ONTO THE CORAL REEFS BY A SEVERE HURRICANE APPROX. 35 MILES WEST OF KEY WEST. ALL BUT 3 SAILORS AND TWO SLAVES DROWNED QUICKLY AS HER HULL WAS RIPPED APART BADLY. DUE TO THE GALLEONS SITTING IN 55 OF OCEAN AND YET A SECOND HURRICANE HITTING (FURTHER SCATTERING THE TREASURE) THE FOLLOWING MONTH, SALVAGE EFFORTS WERE SEVERLY HINDERED. WITH THE HELP OF INDIAN SLAVES, OVER A COURSE OF YEARS, ALMOST HALF THE TREASURE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE SANTA MARGARITA.THIS WAS MAINLY ACCOMPLISHED, CRUDELY ENOUGH, BY SENDING SLAVES DOWN IN A BRASS MAKESHIFT DIVING BELL (WITH A WINDOW ON THE SIDE). MANY OF THESE EFFORTS ENDED IN DEATH FOR THE SLAVES. SPAINS SHIPWRECKED TREASURE CAUSED NOTHING SHORT OF DEVESTATION TO ITS FINANCES, WHICH WERE IN DIER NEED TO FUND THEIR 30 YEAR WAR. ALTHOUGH THE SPANISH RECOVERY EFFORTS WERE SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL OVER 10 YEARS, THEY NEVER DID FIND THE ATHOCHA! FINALLY, AFTER 16.5 YEARS OF SEARCHING SHE WAS FINALLY DISCOVERED IN 1985 BY MEL FISHER (TREASURE SALVORS), PRODUCING HER GOLD AND RARE MUZO EMERALDS. MOST OF THE GOLD AND SILVER COINS WERE MINTED BETWEEN 1598 TO 1621 (THERE WERE ALSO EARLIER DATES, EVEN AS FAR BACK AS THE EARLY 1500S ON BOARD). TREASURE IS STILL BEING BROUGHT UP TO THIS DAY. Free Template Maker by ISDNtek. The item "Atocha 1622 Silver Bar 17lbs Ingot Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors Pirate Gold Coins" is in sale since Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain". The seller is "pirategoldcoins" and is located in La Jolla, California.
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