Coins and Medals of Malta, the Property of an Officer Brother of the Order of St John

Date of Auction: 21st February 2018

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle, 4 Tarí, with title of Cardinal, 9.34g/3h (RS p.68, 11, 12; Schembri p.62, 2). Small of flan, otherwise nearly very fine, extremely rare £1,500-2,000

Footnote

Provenance: Bt Spink.

The Grand Master was appointed Cardinal of St Mary in Portico by Pope Sixtus V during a visit to Rome in December 1587