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Lot 729

Estimate: 400 CHF   |   Starting price: 400 CHF Price realized: 500 CHF
The Knights of St. John in Malta. Ramon Despuig, 67th Grand Master, 1736-1741. 2 Scudi, 1738. AR 24.14 g. F.F.RAIMVNDVS. - DESPVYG. M.M.H.H. Bare-headed, cuirassed bust r. within broken linear circle. Rev. Crowned shield bearing the arms of the Grand Master quartered with those of the Order; in field l. and r., value S - 2, above, l. and r. of the crown, date 17 - 38. Azzopardi, Malta 846; Dav. 1598; Restelli-Sammut 151, 2 and pl.LVI, 2; Schembri 146, 2.
Good very fine
Provenance: Auction Galerie des Monnaies SA, Geneva March 28-29, 1968, 1022.
Grand Master Ramon Despuig, 1736-1741.
Despuig’s reign was basically uneventful though there were, as during the reign of his predecessor, a number of monetary reforms including changes in weight and fineness.

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