Santa Margarita (1622)
Half of a gold disc recovered from the wreck of the 1622 galleon Santa Margarita. The disc was partially cut midway with a chisel and then broken at this scoreline. This piece bears marks: one style is a quadrant shield that likely indicates taxes had been paid; another is the Roman numeral XXIIII••• meaning the gold is 23 3/4 karats, or nearly pure gold. Dimensions: 18.7 cm L x 9.3 cm W x 1.8 cm H x 2,701.7 grams.
1.8 cm H x 9.3 cm W x 18.7 cm L , Item (Overall)
2,701.7 g Weight
1.8 cm Thickness