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BAT388 - Taler (1623)

Batavia

Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark HS

Province Mint Braunschweig - Luneburg

Soverign Issuer Christian

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1623

Coin Details

Weight 27.00g

Composition Silver

Condition F Bent

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 388

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Dav. 6324

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...