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Lot 728





Estimate: 750 CHF   |   Starting price: 750 CHF Price realized: 3'400 CHF
The Knights of St. John in Malta. Antonio Manuel de Vilhena, 66th Grand Master 1722-1736. 2 Scudi, 1724. F.D.AN.MANOEL - DE VILHENA AR 29.44 g. Bare-headed, cuirassed bust r., above * - * Rev. M.MAGISTER HOSP* - * ET S.S. HIERVS: 1724. Crown above two oval shields, one bearing the arms of the Order, the other the arms of the Grand Master quartered with those of the Order, within an ornamental frame; value S - 2 l. and r. of the crown. Azzopardi, Malta 957; Dav. 1611; Restelli-Sammut 205, 8 and pl.LXXXVII, 5; Schembri 188, 3 and pl. 25, 4.
Rare. Extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Glendining & Co., London June 10, 1976, 475.

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