MEXICO 8 REALES 1682 JOANNA SHIPWRECK COB 8R SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER COIN. An English East Indiaman on her way to Surat on the west coast of India, the. Separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the southernmost tip of SouthAfrica on June 8, 1682, sending 10 people to their death.
Eventually 104survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. S cargo consisted of 70 chests of silvercoins, of which the salvage party reported having recovered only about 28,000guilders' worth. Over the past two decades, these cobs have entered the market from both private dealers and auctions, but always in relatively small quantities at a time.
Almost all the coins are in very worn condition, usually thin and nearly featureless, but without the heavy encrustation and pitting that characterize Caribbean finds. THIS COIN, CALLED COB, WERE MADE FROM SLABS OF SILVER.ELONGATED SHAPES OF VARIOUS THICKNESSES SLICES WERE MADE BY METAL SHEARS OR. CHISELED BY HAND TO ACHIEVE THE PROPER WEIGHT. THIS PROCESS ACCOUNTS FOR THE IRREGULAR EDGES. THE BLANKS WERE HEATED AND ANNEALED.
THE COINS WERE MINTED IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN COLONIES MADE WITH. POOR WORKMANSHIP AND WITHOUT PROPER. OFTEN THE COINS WERE STRUCK BY INDIAN OR SLAVE LABOR.THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES WERE UNCONCERNED WITH THE SHAPE OF THE COIN ONLY WITH THE. FINENESS AND WEIGHT, WHICH WAS.
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