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BAT19 - Burgundian Rijksdaalder (NVD (1569))


Silver Burgundian Rijksdaalder

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Gelderland

Soverign Issuer Felipe II

Coin TypeBurgundian Rijksdaalder

Country of OriginSpanish Netherlands

Date NVD (1569)

Coin Details

Weight 24.69g

Composition Silver

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 19

Catalogue Del. 803, Dav. 8497

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...