Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT - Taler


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Braunschweig

Soverign Issuer Rudolph Duke?Brunswick,bishop?Hildesheim

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Coin Details

Museum Reference

Catalogue 22.7 g

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....