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Spanish Netherlands, Brabant, Antwerpen. Philip IV (1621-1665). Dukaton 1636

Southern Netherlands - Ducaton 1636 - Philip IV Wreck find

It concerns a wreck find from the VOC ship 'De Liefde', which would largely transport this year's edition to Batavia.

However, De Liefde perished on November 7, 1711 near Mioness (Shetland Islands). The ship was built for the VOC Chamber of Amsterdam at the shipyard there. From 1698 it was in service, and in the following years it would make four trips via the Cape of Good Hope to Batavia to ship goods and people.

On November 3, 1711, the ship departed from Texel, only to run aground a few days later at the rocky island of Mioness. Of the approximately 300 people on board, only the lookout in the foremast survived this disaster. The cargo included silver and gold worth 227,000 guilders.

The wreck was discovered and salvaged in 1965. Silver and gold coins were found next to the ship's bell. This coin is therefore a witness to history.

Catalogue: GH.327.1A/Delm.274

Will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured

Country/province Spanish Netherlands, Brabant, Antwerpen
Ruler Philip IV (1621-1665)
Denomination Dukaton
Year/Period and Variation 1636
Precious metal Silver
Condition Ungraded
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