Study of the Coins of the Knight of Malta

I started on my study over 6 years ago. Initially my intention was to list all the different varieties of the 30 Tari coins. By 2013 I had finish the 30 Tari study and had catalogued over 230 different varieties. This was over 100 varieties more than had previously been listed.

I then decided to expand my study to include every coin minted by the Knight during their stay in Malta 1530 to 1798, In 2013 I visited many of the major museum in Europe and Photographed about 3000 coins.

I have recently completed the basic work on the coins for the Grand Masters Adrien Wignacourt to Hompesch 1692 -1798 and am about to re visit the major museums in Europe to photograph more coins. I’m sure I’ll be finding many more new varieties.


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8 thoughts on “Study of the Coins of the Knight of Malta

  1. I have a small collection of about 100 coins from various grandmasters and different denominations. Nothing of great value, but you are welcome to access them if you visit Malta.
    I’m afraid that I never got the chance to photograph them.
    Regards and congratulations on your lovely collection.

    1. G’day Colin,
      I am visiting Malta in November, I have an appointment to photograph the remaining coins that I haven’t as yet photographed at the National Museum of Malta. I will be staying in Floriana. Could you please email me your phone number to and I will contact you to arrange a meeting.

  2. Hello,

    Just messaging regarding the gold zecchino coin on eBay. A fantastically detailed website you have, I will certainly keep you in mind for any interesting Maltese pieces I acquire. Sorry didn’t realise the obverse picture was not coming up, if you reply to this message at my email address I can email you a photo as I just tried to add another photo to the listing but was unable to.

    Many Thanks

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