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BAT381 - Taler (1626)

Batavia

Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Braunschweig - Wolfenbuttel

Soverign Issuer Friedrich Ulrich

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1626

Coin Details

Weight 22.32g

Composition Silver

Condition F

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 381

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Dav. 6303

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...