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Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Melita (Malta)

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Calciati 1Melita, Sicily, AE20 Sextans, ca. 220-218 BC. 6.52 g. Head of Eshmun or Herakles right, caduceus before head / Sacrificial myrte cap within wreath. Calciati 1; SNG Cop (Vol. 8, N. Africa) 455-457; Laffaille 269; SNG Evelpidis 737; Dreer 602; Lindgren I 658.TextImage
Calciati 2Melita (Malta), Island off Sicily, AE30, 218-175 BC. Veiled and diademed female head right, wearing earring / Mummy of Osiris standing facing, head left, holding flail and sceptre, between winged figures of Isis and Nephtys, each with sun disk on their heads and one wing angled inwards; Punic ‘NN above. CNS 2; SNG Cop (Vol. 8) 458-459; Mayr 2. Sear 6584. Text
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Calciati 6Melita, Sicily, AE triens, 218-175 BC. 2.52 g. Veiled female head right / Tripod, Punic "NN" to left and right. SNG Cop. 461-462; Calciati 6; Coleiro 7; Lindgren I 661; Virzi 2135; SNG Evelpidis 740-741.TextImage
Calciati 10Sicily, Melita (Malta), AE20. Veiled head of female left / MELITAIWN, stylized tripod. Calciati 10, Azzopardi 123; SNG Cop. 467; Lindgren I 663.TextImage
Calciati 11Sicily, Melita (Malta), AE. 4.69 g. 150-146 BC. Veiled and diademed female head right / MELITAIWN, stylized tripod. SNG Cop. (N. Africa) 471-472; Calciati 11; Coleiro 11; SNG Evelpidis 747; Lindgren I 665.TextImage
Calciati 13Melita, Sicily, AE triens, 89 BC. Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / MELI-TAIWN, lyre. Calciati 13; Lindgren II, 664 (this coin); SNG Cop (North Africa) 469-470; SNG Evelpidis 749; Virzi 2146-2147.TextImage
Calciati 14Melita, Sicily, AE Semis, 44-36 BC. 5.32 g. C. Arruntanus Balbus, propraetor. MELITAIWN, veiled and draped female bust (Astarte?) left, wearing stephane. C ARRVNTANVS BALB PROPR (RV ligate), curule chair. RPC I 672.39 (this coin; Calciati 14; SNG Hunter 212-213; SNG Evelpidis 750-751; Laffaille 272; SNG Cop (North Africa) 473-474.TextImage
Mionnet 18Melita (Malta), AE Semis, 12.49 gr. 150-146 BC. MELITAIWN, head of Isis left, grain stalk to left / Osiris kneeling left, wings spread, wearing the crown of upper and lower Egypt, holding sceptre and flail. Mionnet I, 18; Calciati 8; SNG Evelpidis 745; CNP 950; SNRIS 3.TextImage
RPC 672Islands off Sicily, Melita (Malta). Circa 36 BC. AE 20mm. Veiled & diademed head of female left / C ARRUNTANUS BALB PRO PR, curule chair. Calciati III pg. 356, 14. TextImage
Sear #6584Melita (Malta), Island off Sicily, AE28, 218-175 BC. 12.39 g. Veiled and diademed female head right, wearing earring / Mummy of Osiris standing facing, head left, holding flail and sceptre, between winged figures of Isis and Nephtys, each with sun disk on their heads and one wing angled inwards; Punic ‘NN above. CNS 2; SNG Cop (Vol. 8) 458-459; Mayr 2. TextImage
Sear #6586Melita (Malta), AE18. c 250 BC. Veiled bust right / Ram's head right.
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Sear #6587Sicily, Islands off, Melita. c218-175 BC. AE 16mm. Veiled female head right / Tripod; Punic ANN left & right. Calciati III 6/2 & 6/4, SNG Cop 461. TextImage
Sear #6588Melita, (Malta) Islands between Africa and Sicily, AE27. 2nd to 1st century BC. MELITAIWN, head of Isis left, wearing uraeus crown, symbol of Tanit before / Four-winged figure of Osiris kneeling left, holding flail and sceptre.
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SNG Cop 455Melita, Sicily, AE20 Sextans, ca. 220-218 BC. 10.21 g. Head of Eshmun or Herakles right, caduceus before head / Sacrificial myrte cap within wreath, Punic A below. Calciati 1; SNG Cop (Vol. 8, N. Africa) 455-457; Laffaille 269; SNG Evelpidis 737; Dreer 602; Lindgren I 658.TextImage
SNG Morcom 936Melita (Malta), Autonomous issue, AE22, late 3rd century BC. 6.24g. Bearded male head right, caduceus to right / Priest’s cap within wreath, monogram below. SNG Morcom 936.TextImage
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Melita
Perseus Project database, coins of Malta
Entry for Sicily, Melita on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Melita in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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