SIA3085: Tumbaga Gold Bar Melted Down by Hernan Cortes

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2008 Calvin J. Hamilton
Date Added:2008/11/08

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The Spaniards melted thousands of Native made gold figures into bars such as this which became a great source of wealth for Europe. Hernan Cortes and his men produced this particular bar during the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico.

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