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Offline andyg

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Malta, Grano 1628
« on: June 25, 2012, 12:59:46 AM »
With three stars above....
Dated 1682?
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Re: A little birdy...
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 01:23:44 AM »
Had an idea!

What, no really?

It might be dated 1628?

you dimwit so it is.

That means its a Grano from Malta.... ;D
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Re: Malta, Grano 1628
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 01:50:59 AM »
Can't match that speed. Some additional detail. Malta KM 50

obv: + F.ANTONIVS DE PAVLA.M.M (Fra Antonio de Paula, grand master), simplified De Paula family arms
rev: + HOSPITALI HIERVSALEM, arms of the order with dates between the arms of the cross

Where + is a Maltese cross.
Found some pictures of stamps that illustrate the above

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Re: Malta, Grano 1628
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 02:40:23 AM »
The cross is quite plain...I like that.
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Re: Malta, Grano 1628
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 10:15:33 AM »
The problem of a plain cross is that itis already used by the house of Savoy, that was to become the royal house of a united Italy. If you are next door neighbours, it is better to remove such irritants and guess who the weaker party was...

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Re: Malta, Grano 1628
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 07:55:15 PM »
Can't match that speed. Some additional detail. Malta KM 50

I'd had this one for a week or so before I got fed up looking and posted a picture.
For some reason it's only when I looked at the large image I realised it was 1628 not 1682 ;D
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