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BAT208 - Rijksdaalder (1620)


Silver Rijksdaalder

Coin Heritage

Province Mint West Friesland

Soverign Issuer Estates General

Coin TypeRijksdaalder

Country of OriginUnited Netherlands

Date 1620

Coin Details

Weight 21.27g

Composition Silver

Condition aG Broken

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 208

Catalogue Del. 942

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....