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Pre-conquest (native American) copper-arsenic tajaderas from southern Mexico (Zapotec, Oaxaca), 1300s-1500s. Pre-conquest (native American) copper-arsenic tajaderas from southern Mexico (Zapotec, Oaxaca), 1300s-1500s. These curious items in the form of a scraper (also called axes or hoes) were a form of money in pre-conquest Mexico, where they were cast in a certain alloy of copper and arsenic that allowed them to survive, now patinated and dusty but solid and not corroded, tan in color, this particular type from Oaxaca with short, straight handles that have blunted sides, 15 available. o030904030005-16 $100 each individually, or $90 each for 10, or $80 each for all
Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! 12 available. Small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Decent-sized pearls (2-3 mm each) in varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! In June 10, 2007 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls. 61 available. k120807416039-99 $125 each individually, or $110 each for 5, or $100 each for 10, or $90 each for 25, or $75 each for all.
Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! 12 available. Very small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Tiny pearls (1-2 mm each) in varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat (consider the labor involved in measuring, grading and certifying a 0.03-carat pearl)! In June 10, 2007 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls. 71 available. k100807380024-45 k120807416101-149 $75 each individually, or $65 each for 5, or $55 each for 10, or $45 each for 25, or $35 each for all.

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