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; Sear 6587.TextImage
Calciati 10Sicily, Melita (Malta), AE20. Veiled head of female left / MEΛITAIΩN, 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 / MEΛITAIΩN, 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 / MEΛITAIΩN, 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. MEΛITAIΩN, 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. MEΛITAIΩN, 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. Calciati III 4; SNG Cop 460 (North Africa); SNG Morcom 937; Laffaille 270; Virzi 2131ff.TextImage
Sear 6588Melita, (Malta) Islands between Africa and Sicily, AE27. 2nd to 1st century BC. MEΛITAIΩN, head of Isis left, wearing uraeus crown, symbol of Tanit before / Four-winged figure of Osiris kneeling left, holding flail and sceptre. Calciati III 7; SNG Cop 463 (North Africa); Virzi 2140.TextImage
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
Entry for Sicily, Melita on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Melita in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum