Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

NRC499 - Small piece of pillar dollar (NVD)

Correio da Azia

Coin Heritage

Coin TypeSmall piece of pillar dollar

Country of OriginUnidentified

Date NVD

Coin Details

Weight 3.97g

Composition Silver

Date Found 1/07/2011

Museum Reference

Registration Number 499

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...