Western Australian Museum
NRC476 - Eight Reales –Pillar dollar & ? (NVD)
Correio da Azia
Province Mint Unidentified
Coin TypeEight Reales –Pillar dollar & ?
Condition VG (Rev.)/Very Poor
Date Found 1/07/2011
Registration Number 476
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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