CRUSADERS, Order of St. John (Knights of Malta). Martin Garzes.
|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 1940. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $620. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1595-1601. AV Zecchino (3.41 gm, 5h). F. MARTINVS GARZES M H, grandmaster kneeling before St. John, who holds banner / •DA MICHI•VIRTV• CONTRA•HOSTES, Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Restelli & Sammut 7; Schembri 3; Gamberini 360; Ives pl. X, Type B; Friedberg 9. Good VF, flat strike. ($500)From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Stanley Gibbons Collection (NASCA, 7-10 December 1981), lot 4427.