Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT1411 - Taler (1628)

Batavia

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Lubeck

Soverign Issuer Ferdinand II

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1628

Coin Details

Weight 28.43g

Composition Silver

Condition aVF

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1411

Catalogue Dav. 5449

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...