ARMADA STRONG BOX NUREMBERG TREASURE CHEST 1600's PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK
Just In!! This is a really good 16th- early 17th century Armada Strong Box! Original Key! Working lock! Great patina on the interior lock escutcheon plate. Obvious evidence of a would-be thief trying to break into it on the outside false lock escutcheon. Measurement: 27" wide x 14" deep x 13" high 28-1-2020
It also has been engraved / struck on the inside lid ~ escutcheon plate (can be clearly seen in person under the natural Toning). The front “Lock Plate” is a False Lock! This CHEST also has a “Interior Cash Box” with Locking Lid!" All Chests were painted in order to seal and prevent rust. This particular Treasure Chest however, was ordained with beautifully fresco ornately painted with flowers and other elegant designs. The true Keyhole is on Top of the chest hidden away by a sliding, matching, metal cover. Inside the lids are the Locking mechanisms, generally consisting of up to 8 Lock Bolts, in 4 directions. This particular Treasure Chest has a Master T BAR Key.
These Treasure Chests, used to carry: Pirate Booty, Soldier wages, Precious Jewels of Royalty, Tariffs, Royal Taxes, Gold & Silver Coins and Bars! Built by the same blacksmiths that created Arms and Armory. Struck and forged, these CHESTS were in the 1500 and 1600’s ~ Out of Sheet iron with reinforced intersecting straps and fittings of Iron. These highly skilled Blacksmiths worked in Germany, Austria and France. These Master Blacksmiths, from the late 1400’s, were renowned for their craftsmanship, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These shops were usually old family businesses in which younger generations were trained by their elders. These highly skilled Blacksmiths excelled in Metalworking, hammered inlay, etching, steel plating engraving, Painting and of course rust proofing. By the dawn of the Renaissance they had achieved a dominant position in Europe. The Blacksmiths and their skills were in high demand throughout Europe and beyond.