Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT6310 - 1/2 Daalder (c.1568)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Brabant

Soverign Issuer Felipe II

Coin Type1/2 Daalder

Country of OriginSpanish Netherlands

Date c.1568

Coin Details

Weight 12.55g

Composition Silver

Condition P

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 6310

Catalogue Dav. 8640 (Variety)

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....