Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT - 8 Reales (1654)

Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Mexico

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin Type8 Reales

Country of OriginSpanish America

Date 1654

Coin Details

Weight 26.85g

Museum Reference

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver to the value of 78,6000 guilders. On 28 April 1656 the Gilt Dragon was wrecked just south of Ledge Point. 75 of the 193 made it to shore. A small boat was sent with the Understeersman and six others to Batavia ( now Jakarta) arriving 40 days...