Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT524 - Taler ((1)614)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Holstein - Gottorp

Soverign Issuer Duke Johann Adolf Duke

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date (1)614

Coin Details

Weight 28.26g

Composition Silver

Condition VF

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 524

Catalogue Dav. 3692 sim. Dav. 5939

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....