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BAT50 - Rijksdaalder (1623)


Silver Rijksdaalder

Coin Heritage

Mint Mark cross

Province Mint Gelderland

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin TypeRijksdaalder

Country of OriginUnited Netherlands

Date 1623

Coin Details

Weight 24.50g

Composition Silver

Condition F Broken

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 50

Catalogue Del. 938

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....