Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW - Copper coin


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin TypeCopper Coin

Coin Details

Museum Reference

Map of shipwreck


Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos, on 9 June 1727. The survivors built a second ship, the Sloepie, enabling 82 out of the initial crew of 208 to reach their initial destination of Batavia on 30 April 1728. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island, it was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be...