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BAT392 - Taler (1627)


Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark **

Province Mint Braunschweig

Soverign Issuer Christian

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1627

Coin Details

Weight 27.63g

Composition Silver

Condition VF

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 392

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Dav. 6471

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...