Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT - 1/2 Rijksdaalder (1623)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Zeeland

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin Type1/2 Rijksdaalder

Country of OriginUnited Netherlands

Date 1623

Coin Details

Weight 12.26g

Condition VG

Museum Reference

Catalogue Type DAV 4844

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30-foot (9....