Western Australian Museum
BAT1298 - Spruchtaler ((15)98)
Mint Mark GM.
Province Mint Mansfeld - Schraplau line
Soverign Issuer Heinrich II
Country of OriginGermany
Date Found 1970
Registration Number 1298
ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation
Catalogue Dav. 9529
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...
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