Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT372 - 1/2 Taler (N.V.D.)

Batavia

Silver 1/2 Taler

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Braunschweig - Wolfenbuttel

Soverign Issuer Unidentified

Coin Type1/2 Taler

Country of OriginGermany

Date N.V.D.

Coin Details

Weight 7.13g

Composition Silver

Condition P Corroded

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 372

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

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...