Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT1299 - Taler ((15)52)


Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Mansfeld - Schraplau line

Soverign Issuer Gebhard VII, Johann-Georg I, Peter Ernst I

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date (15)52

Coin Details

Weight 22.93g

Composition Silver

Condition F

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1299

Catalogue Dav. 9516

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...