ALOF DE WIGNACOURT MEDAL (OBVERSE)
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Alof de Wignacourt Medal (Obverse)
This exceptional medal featuring Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt (r. 1601-1622), and dating to 1607, is extremely rare. The obverse features the bust of the Grand Master facing left, while on the reverse there is his coat-of-arms surmounted by a coronet. Canon H Calleja Schembri, in his Coins and Medals of the Knights of Malta (1908, reprinted in 1966), mentions that the 1607 medal was only struck in silver, however the one in this collection of that same date is of gilt silver.