Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT1298 - Spruchtaler ((15)98)


Silver Spruchtaler

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark GM.

Province Mint Mansfeld - Schraplau line

Soverign Issuer Heinrich II

Coin TypeSpruchtaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date (15)98

Coin Details

Weight 23.43g

Composition Silver

Condition VG

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1298

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Dav. 9529

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....