Melita - Roman Malta

My collection of coins minted in Melita and Gaulos (Malta and Gozo) between 211 BC - 35 BC

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Photo Denomination Date Seltman # Calciati # Coleiro # Azzopardi # Weight Size
Uncia 86 BC       MH113a 3.21gm

16.6mm

Uncia 86 BC       MH113b 3.06gm

18.8mm

This coin is attributed to Melita by Grant, F.I.T.I.
Obv. Apollo Head facing left
Rev. Two ears of corn, Q

Sextan 1/6 As 211 BC Plate V #1 1 MH114a 8.58gm 22.2mm
Sextan 1/6 As 211 BC Plate V #1 1 1
 reduction #1
MH114b 7.64gm 22.4mm
Obv. Male head (Facing Right) may be Herakles , Eshmum or Baal Hammon,
with Caduceus in front of face.
Rev. Priest's conical Cap ? within a wreath and Punic
 
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
MH115f 14.19gm 28.4mm
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
MH115d 13.02gm 29.4mm
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
 reduction #1
MH115c 12.15gm 30.5mm
This coin has the Punic text on the right hand side and not above
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
 reduction #2
MH115a 11.12gm 28.4mm
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
reduction #2
MH115e 11.07gm 27.8mm
Semis 1/2 As 175 BC Plate V #4 2 2
 reduction #3
MH115b 9.49gm 28.7mm

Obv. Veiled female  head  (facing right) wearing stephane and hanging earring.
Rev. Three figures mummy of Osiris holding flail  and sceptre between Isis and Nephthys  with  wings crossed in front above Punic legend

Semis 1/2 As 160 BC Plate VI #2 7 3
reduction #1
MH116c 11.87gm 26.3mm
Semis 1/2 As 160 BC Plate VI #2 7 3
reduction #2
MH116b 11.21gm 26.0mm
Semis 1/2 As 160 BC Plate VI #2 7 3
reduction #2
MH116a 11.08gm 26.3mm

Obv. Goddess Astarte (Facing Left) -with Tanit in front  of head, and   behind head.
Rev. Four - winged Osiris kneeling. Two wings from up body - two from lower body. Holding a sceptre and whip.

Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4 MH117g 14.12gm 26.6mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
 reduction #1
MH117f 12.21gm 26.0mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
 reduction #1
MH117a 12.14gm 26.0mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #1
MH117b 12.13gm 26.1mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #2
MH117e 11.46gm 26.7mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #2
MH117c 11.41gm 26.8mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #3
MH117j 10.68gm 26.50mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #4
MH117h 9.93gm 25.7mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #4
MH117d 9.59gm 26.7mm
Semis 1/2 As 125 BC Plate VI #1 8 4
reduction #4
MH117i 9.32gm 25.1mm

Obv. Goddess Astarte (Facing Left) -with ear of corn in front of head , and  behind head.
Rev. Four - winged Osiris kneeling. Two wings from up body - two from lower body. Holding a sceptre and whip.

 
1 As 89 BC     4a

MH119A(Counterstamped
MH117)

9.41gm 26.19mm
Counterstamped - the above three coins (MH115, 116 and 117 were counterstamped and revalued from 1/2AS ( Semis) to 1 AS around 89BC
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5 MH120a 3.91gm 18.3mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
MH120d 3.33gm 17.6mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #1
MH120e 2.83gm 15.8mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #2
MH120g 2.64gm 16.6mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #2
MH120c 2.51gm 17.1mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #2
MH120b 2.43gm 17.0mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #3
MH120i 1.98gm 15.64mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #3
MH120f 1.83gm 16.0mm
Quadrans 1/4 As 89 BC Plate V #8 4 5
reduction #3
MH120h 1.65gm 14.31mm
Obv. Veiled Female head (Facing Right) wearing hanging earring.
Rev. Ram's head (Facing Right) - Punic aleph
Triens 1/3 As 89 BC not listed 6 6
reduction #2
MH121a 2.51gm 14.5mm
Obv. Veiled Female head (Facing Right).
Rev. Lyre with legend
Triens 1/3 As 85 BC not listed not listed 7a
reduction #1
MH122c 4.02gm 15.65mm
Triens 1/3 As 85 BC not listed not listed 7a
reduction #1
MH122a 3.30gm 16.8mm
Triens 1/3 As 85 BC not listed not listed 7a
reduction #2
MH122b 2.57gm 16.8mm
Obv. Veiled Female head (Facing Right) necklace.
Rev. Sacrificial tripod with three handles - Punic
 
both sides
As 40 BC not listed not listed 8
reduction #2
MH123b 6.21gm 21.3mm
As 40 BC not listed not listed 8
reduction #3
MH123d 5.40gm 21.3mm
As 40 BC not listed not listed 8
reduction #4
MH123c 4.88gm 21.4mm
As 40 BC not listed not listed 8
reduction #4
MH123a 4.64gm 20.5mm
Obv. Veiled female head (Facing Left)
Rev. Sacrificial tripod with three handles.
divided legend
Quincunx 40 BC not listed not listed 9 MH123Aa 3.83gm 19.7mm

Quincunx 40 BC not listed not listed 9 MH123Ab 3.00gm 20.4mm

Quincunx 40 BC not listed not listed 9 MH123Ac 4.05gm 20.06mm

This coin has the same design as MH123 but is smaller and lighter. The denomination is a Quincunx 1/5 As
Obv.
Veiled female head
(Facing Left)
Rev. Sacrificial tripod with three handles.
divided legend

Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10 MH124g 6.81gm 20.0mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
 reduction #1
MH124e 5.66gm 21.2mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
reduction #1
MH124d 5.36gm 21.6mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10 MH124h 5.13gm 20.2mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
reduction #2
MH124f 4.79gm 20.2mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
 reduction #2
MH124a 4.27gm 20.0mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
reduction #2
MH124b 4.22gm 19.8mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
reduction #2
MH124c 3.96gm 20.1mm
Semis 1/2 As 35 BC not listed 14 10
reduction #1
MH124i 5.27gm 20.26mm
Obv. Veiled female head (Facing Left) in front of head
Rev.
C. ARRVNTANVS BALB PROPR Curule chair.
Semis 1/2 As 15 BC not listed not listed 11
reduction #1
MH125a 4.60gm 19.9mm
Semis 1/2 As 15 BC not listed not listed 11 MH125b 5.91gm 21.3mm
Semis 1/2 As 15 BC not listed not listed 11 MH125c 6.97gm 20.6mm
Semis 1/2 As 15 BC not listed not listed

11
reduction #1

MH125d 4.40gm 19.86mm
Obv. Veiled female head (Facing Right)
Rev. Sacrificial tripod with three handles.
divided Latin legend
MALI - TAS

Gaulos - Roman Gozo

Photo Denomination Date Seltman # Calciati # Coleiro # Azzopardi # Weight Size
Quincunx 1/5 As 40 BC

not listed

1

12
 reduction #1

MH126b

3.28gm 18.6mm
Quincunx 1/5 As 40 BC

not listed

1

12
 reduction #1

MH126a

3.22gm 16.5mm

Obv. Helmeted female (Facing Right) with V under chin and large crescent moon under head.
Rev. Warrior with shield and lance, and star and

Reference Numbers
Seltman The Ancient Coinage of Malta (1946) C. T. Seltman
Calciati Corpus Nummorum Siculorum. La Monetazione di Bronzo R Calciati
Coleiro Maltese coins of the Roman Period (1971) Edward Coleiro
M H Malta - The History of the Coinage (1993) Emmanuel Azzopardi

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