Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

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Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. JuliaA fused cluster of three gold bars and a long gold chain encrusted in coral, from the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which hit a reef off the Florida Keys during a hurricane and sank in 1622, sold for $172,500 at an auction held August 21-24 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, ME. Also, a 32-inch presentation American stoneware advertising jug from the Ottoman Brothers & Co., brought $103,500; and a rare pair of embroideries picturing 100 birds housed in rosewood frames hit $86,250. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

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