Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW - Copper coin


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin TypeCopper Coin

Coin Details

Museum Reference

Map of shipwreck


Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island. It was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...