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BAT - Rijksdaalder (1619)

Batavia

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Gelderland

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin TypeRijksdaalder

Country of OriginUnited Netherlands

Date 1619

Coin Details

Weight 24.76g

Condition aF corr

Museum Reference

Catalogue DAV 4828

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...