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Netherlands, Overijssel. Dukaton 1733 uit VOC schip 't Vliegend Hert

Zilveren Rijder or Dukaton 1733 from the wreck of the VOC ship 't Vliegend Hert or 't Vliegend Hart.

This silver rider comes from the VOC ship ′t Vliegent Hert, also known as ′t Vliegent Hart. It was built in 1729 by order of the V.O.C. ″Chamber of Zeeland″ on the Korendijk wharf in Middelburg. The length was 43.70 meters, the width 10.90 meters and it was equipped with 42 guns. It had the capacity to transport 850 tons of goods. The name was probably coined by the mayor of Vlissingen, Johan van Buytenhem, who included a deer in his family coat of arms. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon of February 3, 1735 it left the roadstead of Rammekens with the destination Batavia, together with the sister ship Anna Catharina. The ship was commanded by Captain Cornelis van der Horst. There were 256 persons on board, including 83 soldiers and 6 civilian passengers, including the famous lawyer Jan Douw, who was to take up a position at the court in Batavia. On board were 3 treasure chests with 31800 guilders in gold coins and 35012 guilders in silver coins. In the evening, however, the ship broke down on a sandbank about 18 km away. off the coast at Vlissingen and sank. No one survived this disaster. The wreck of 't Vliegent Hert was discovered in September 1981 and in 1982 a large part of the cargo was salvaged, including a cash box with 2000 gold ducats and 5000 silver reales, as well as a large number of silver riders. The cargo also consisted of lead containers with tobacco, anchovies and cheese. Consumer goods belonging to the passengers and crew were also recovered.

Struck in Harderwijk.
Silver: 32.37 grams
Reference: CNM.2.17.132

Will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured

Country/province Netherlands, Overijssel
Denomination Dukaton
Year/Period and Variation 1733 uit VOC schip 't Vliegend Hert
Precious metal Silver
Condition Ungraded