African - Australian Connections
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The most likely source of the coins would appear to be either a Dutch or Portuguese shipwreck. Dutch Batavia and Portuguese Timor lie just over the water, and there is a long documented history of Dutch East Indiaman wrecks on the Western Australian Coast. If you wanted to pitch a different scenario the idea that the coins may have arrived via Muslim traders probably isn't inconceivable.
Down here where I live at the other end of the Australian continent we even have our own local legend of a wrecked Portuguese caravel, The Mahogany Ship.