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Lot 727





Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 10'000 CHF Price realized: 14'000 CHF
The Knights of St. John in Malta. Antonio Manuel de Vilhena, 66th Grand Master, 1722-1736. 4 Zecchini, 1724. AV 13.78 g. VILHENA* - F.D.AN:MANOEL DE Within broken circle, bare-headed, cuirassed bust r. Rev. M.M.HOSP: ET - S.S.HIERV:1724. Within broken circle, richly ornamented, crowned arms of the Grand Master, quartered with those of the Order; above in field two stars. Azzopardi, Malta 832; Fr. 26; Restelli-Sammut 134, 19 and pl. XLV, 1; Schembri 134, 11 and pl.1, 8.
Extremely rare in this quality. Good extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Adolph Hess AG, Lucerne-Bank Leu & Co. AG, Zurich 29 (Lucerne 1965), 984.

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