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West-Friesland, zilveren rijder (Ducaton) 1672

West-Friesland, zilveren rijder (Ducaton) 1672



West-Friesland, zilveren rijder (Ducaton) 1672

Uit scheepswrak 'de Liefde'

"Silver Rider" or ducaton; recovered from the VOC-shipwreck 'de Liefde' (the Love) which was lost in November 1711 close to the Shetland Islands.

Article code: 13-9203

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The merchants ship 'de Liefde' belonged to the Dutch East Indies Company VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) and was built in Amsterdam in 1698.  'The Love' was lost in November 1711, close to the Shetland Islands with a cargo containing gold and silver coins with a total value of 227.000 guilders.
Of the 300 passengers only one survived. A first attempt was made to salvage the cargo in 1712. In 1965 the wreck was rediscovered and many objects, gold and silver coins have been retrieved, along with the ships' bell with the VOC mark and year 1700.

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