Coin

Production date
1715
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Coin. Portuguese currency, 20 reis, 1715. Partially legible inscription around the outer diameter "IO …D G P ET BRASIL".
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Measurements
Dia 33, Th 1.5
Media/Materials description
Copper alloy
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Coin; Portuguese currency; 20 reis, 1715.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA8179

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