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Lot 736





Estimate: 2'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'500 CHF Price realized: 3'000 CHF
The Knights of St. John in Malta. Francisco Ximenez de Texada, 69th Grand Master, 1773-1775. 20 Scudi, 1774. AV 16.75 g. FR.D. FRANCISCVS XIMENEZ DE TEXADA.M. Bare-headed, cuirassed bust r., below, date .1774. Rev. .M.H.HOSPITALIS ET SANCTI SEPV: Crowned arms of the Order on an oval shield placed on an eight-pointed cross ad surrounded by the collar of the Order; above, value S - 20. Azzopardi, Malta 894; Fr. 41; Restelli-Sammut 183, 4 and pl.LXXVI, 2; Schembri 168, 2 and pl. 18, 8.
Nice gold patina. Some light traces of adjustment. Obv. Almost extremely fine. Rev. Extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Christie's, London June 20, 1989, 391.

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