Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT1 - Daalder (1567)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Brabant

Soverign Issuer Felipe II

Coin TypeDaalder

Country of OriginSpanish Netherlands

Date 1567

Coin Details

Weight 26.19g

Composition Silver

Condition VG

Date Found 1963

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1

Catalogue Dav. 8640 Del. 90

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-foot (9....