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 £1,800
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
FootnoteProvenance: Bt Spink.
In the early 17th century large numbers of European thalers were circulating in Malta, the spoils of victories over the Turks. An Edict of August 1609 required the owners of such coins to present them at the Mint for assay. Those of good silver were countermarked and returned to circulation