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West-Friesland, ducaton 1742

West-Friesland, ducaton 1742



West-Friesland, ducaton 1742

Uit scheepswrak 'de Hollandia'

Obverse: Armored knight galloping on horseback right, brandishing sword in right hand. Crowned shield of arms of West-Friesland below rider.
Legend: MO:NO:ARG:CONFOE BELG:PRO:WESTFRI.
Reverse: Large crowned arms between two lions, date 1742 in cartouche below.
Legend: .CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT.

Article code: 14-0212

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The VOC vessel "Hollandia" was built in Amsterdam in 1742. On July 3 1743 she left on her maiden voyage from Texel to Batavia carrying a cargo of silver coins (estimated value of 129.700 guilders), 276 crew members and several important passengers. On July 13, 10 days after her departure, the Hollandia was wrecked at Gunners Rock near the Scilly Islands. No one survived.

The content of the wreck was discovered in September 1971 by Rex Cowan. A large quantity of coins, bronze cannons and mortars were recovered.

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