1741-73 Malta Emmanuel Pinto Gold 4 Zecchino NGC AU58 Knights Hospitallers RARE!
Coinage from the famous Hospitallers of the Crusades.
1741-73 Malta Emmanuel Pinto Gold 4 Zecchino NGC AU58 Knights Hospitallers famous from the Crusades in the Holy Land.
Compared to US Coins, these coins are very rare and overlooked in any condition. Almost all of these coins are Finest Known & or Only one certified both services. Mintages are unknown. These are great pieces of Military History and deep Crusader traditions.
The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (known simply also as the Knights Hospitaller) was a religious military order that was founded in Jerusalem during the 11th century AD. Although the order was initially established to provide care for poor and sick pilgrims, it later took up arms to defend pilgrims and the Holy Land. After the fall of Jerusalem and the Crusader states, the knights escaped and would continued their fight against the Muslims. The role played by the Knights Hospitallers in the defense of Christendom allowed the order to maintain its relevance long after the Crusades and the Middle Ages.
Each one of these were struck under the Authority of the ruling Grand Master.
1741-73 Grand Master Emmanuel Pinto da Fonceca Malta Gold 4 Zecchino NGC AU58
He was a Portuguese Nobleman and 68th Grand Master- Order of St. John Knights Hospitallers in Malta.
Only 2 certified, the other is an AU58+ that we recently sold for more.