Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

NRC13 - 8 Reales (1815)

Correio da Azia

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Coin Type8 Reales

Country of OriginSpanish America

Date 1815

Coin Details

Weight 12.89g

Composition Silver

Condition VP Corroded

Date Found 1/5/2004

Museum Reference

Registration Number 13

Map of shipwreck

Correio da Azia

1817 Emilla was dispatched to salvage the Correio da Azia. Capt. Pedro Jose da Silva Loureiro, Pilot Luis Beltrao

The Correio da Azia was ‘coming from Lisbon to Macau against weather, seas and wind, fire, shallows and coastal dangers and errors of maps’ (de Freitas 1816) when it ran aground on Ningaloo reef on 26 November, 1816. Established by the Portuguese in 1557 and returned to...