Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT314 - Taler (1626)

Batavia

Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark **

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Christian IIII

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginDenmark

Date 1626

Coin Details

Weight 19.56g

Composition Silver

Condition Broken

Date Found 1963

Museum Reference

Registration Number 314

Catalogue Dav. 3524

Map of shipwreck

Batavia

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...