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BAT1272 - Taler (1620)


Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark AE Hook

Province Mint Frankfurt - City Republic

Soverign Issuer Ferdinand II

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1620

Coin Details

Weight 25.89g

Composition Silver

Condition VF Corroded

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1272

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Sim. Dav. 5289 but 1620

Map of shipwreck


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...