Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT453 - Taler (1623)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Hessen - Darmstadt

Soverign Issuer Ludwig II Landgrove of Hesse

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1623

Coin Details

Weight 23.69g

Composition Silver

Condition VG Corroded

Date Found 1963

Museum Reference

Registration Number 453


Catalogue Dav. 6796

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....