Western Australian Museum
NRC402 - 8 Reales
Correio da Azia
Mint Mark F.M.
Province Mint Mexico
Coin Type8 Reales
Country of OriginSpanish America
Date Found 9/5/2009
Registration Number 402
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...
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