Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

NRC462 - Eight Reales (18--)

Correio da Azia

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark C.L. ?

Coin TypeEight Reales

Country of OriginSpain

Date 18--

Coin Details

Weight 18.86g

Composition Silver

Condition –/VG

Museum Reference

Registration Number 462

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...