Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT919 - Duit (unknown)


Copper Duit

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Estates General

Coin TypeDuit

Country of OriginUnited Netherlands

Date unknown

Coin Details

Weight 2.57g

Composition Copper

Condition P Corroded

Date Found 3/8/1963

Museum Reference

Registration Number 919

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...