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BAT - 1/2 Taler (c.1536)

Batavia

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Sachsen

Soverign Issuer Johann Friedrich & Georg

Coin Type1/2 Taler

Country of OriginGermany

Date c.1536

Coin Details

Weight 11.83g

Condition Good

Museum Reference

Catalogue United Netherlands Coins 1626 (Halls)

Map of shipwreck

Batavia

Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...