Starting Price: 22 000 USD
Price realized: 26 000 USD
Large silver bar #626, 89 lb 11.68 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, with markings of manifest 1038, fineness 2380/2400 and mine/date cartouche ORVRO / 1621, from the Atocha (1622). 15-3/4" x 5-1/4" x 3-1/4". A particularly large ingot with strong markings on top (should be at least Class Factor 0.9) including a very deeply impressed diamond-topped-TA monogram (for owner/shipper Tirajo), very bold IUXXXVIII manifest number, full but corroded fineness IIUCCCLXXX, silvermaster V (de Vreder) in one corner and full but lightly corroded (but all-important) rectangular cartouche with mine name ORVRO above date 1621 (the presence of which should merit a Class Factor of 1.0), plus the usual cylindrical assayer's "bite" at one end, yet with all of the circular tax stamps too weak to discern, tiny bits of charcoal embedded in sides, overall well above average for these popular "loaves" of silver. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S626 and original gray plastic TSI tag.