Spanish Shippers Marks on Wax, Pottery and Silver Bars.

Author(s): Mitch W Marken

Year: 2017


This paper discusses the purpose and meaning of markings found impressed into pottery vessels, beeswax blocks, or carved into silver bars and possibly other trade goods shipped aboard Spanish galleons between 1500-and 1800. The paper will discuss examples recoverd from shipwrecks from the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trade, archival evidence and modern correlations. 

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Spanish Shippers Marks on Wax, Pottery and Silver Bars.. Mitch W Marken. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435324)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 687