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Lot 720

Estimate: 750 CHF   |   Starting price: 750 CHF Price realized: 1'700 CHF
The Knights of St. John in Malta. Alof de Wignacourt, 54th Grand Master, 1601-1622. Zecchino, n.d. AV 3.36 g. F. ALOFIVS.DE. - WIGNACOVRT The Grand Master kneeling l., receiving from St. John, nimbate and standing r., staff with the flag of the Order, in field above, M/H and rosette. Rev. DA MIHI.VIRTVTE. - CONTRA.HOSTES.T. Within mandorla, Christ, nimbate, standing facing, holding Book of Gospels with his l. hand, his r. hand raised in benediction; on either side five stars. Azzopardi, Malta 733; Fr. 10; Restelli-Sammut 79, 6; Schembri 74, 2 var. (MICHI on rev.).
Good very fine
Provenance: Auction Glendining & Co., London November 22, 1967, 90.

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