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Overijssel, Ducaton 1679

Overijssel, Ducaton 1679



Overijssel, Ducaton 1679

Uit scheepswrak 'de Meeresteijn'

Shipwreck coin: Overijssel, Silver Ryder (Zilver Rijder or Ducaton), 1679

Article code: PC 08022

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This ducaton was retrieved from the Meeresteijn shipwreck which sank off the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa on the 3rd of April 1702 (Saldanha Bay, Jutten Island). The Meerestein broke apart during the night, only 99 passengers survived. A total of 16 chests of coins were on board. The wreck was rediscovered and salvaged in the early 1970's.

The Meeresteijn was part of the fleet of the VOC (Dutch East India Company).

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