Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT2169A - Earthenware

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Earthenware artefact recovered from Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Cup, testje, w/ ring foot and vertical handle; almost complete, in concretion w/ 5 separate frags

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 6

Material Earthenware

Museum Reference

Registration Number 2169

ID 10338

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver to the value of 78,6000 guilders. On 28 April 1656 the Vergulde Draeck was wrecked just south of Ledge Point. 75 of the 193 made it to shore. A small boat was sent with the Understeersman and six others to Batavia (now Jakarta) arriving 40 days...