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BAT1458 - 1/2 Burgundian Daalder (1567)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Holland

Soverign Issuer Felipe II

Coin Type1/2 Burgundian Daalder

Country of OriginSpanish Netherlands

Date 1567

Coin Details

Weight 13.27g

Composition Silver

Condition VG

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1458

Catalogue T/O. Dav. 8510 but 1/2 RD

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...