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 £380

Estimate: £100 - £120

Jean-Paul Lascaris Castellar, copper 4 Tari, date unclear, reads f · io: pavlvs, 8.44g/9h, countermarked with marks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (RS p.102, 50ff; Schembri p.93, 2; KM. 341); together with other copper counterstamped coins (4), various types and marks [5]. First fine to very fine, others in varied state £100-120

Footnote

The countermarks referred to in this and the following two lots are:
1 – double-headed eagle in circle (introduced 1646); 2 – head of John the Baptist (1662); 3 – crowned fleur-de-lis (1696); 4 – crowned star (1740); 5 – crowned crescent (1741); 6 – MA monogram (1766); 7 – crowned mascle (1777); 8 – paschal lamb (1792)