Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT547 - Taler (1564-76)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Maximilian II

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginGermany

Date 1564-76

Coin Details

Composition Silver

Condition P Corroded

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 547

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....