Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT1424 - Burgundian Daalder (1568)


Coin Heritage

Mint Mark Hand

Province Mint Brabant

Soverign Issuer Felipe II

Coin TypeBurgundian Daalder

Country of OriginSpanish Netherlands

Date 1568

Coin Details

Weight 28.48g

Composition Silver

Condition F

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1424

Catalogue Dav. 8640

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....