Melita (Mdina, Malta), Under Roman Rule, c. 218 - 175 B.C.
Roman rule in Malta was established in the early stages of the Second Punic War. In 218 BC, Roman consul Tiberius Sempronius Longus sailed with his fleet from Sicily to Melite, and the Carthaginian commander Hamiclar surrendered without offering much resistance. The island was subsequently integrated into the Roman province of Sicilia, and Maleth became known as Melite. The city was regarded as a haven, far from the politics of Rome.GI84543. Bronze AE 28, Calciati III p. 351, 2; Coleiro 2; SNG Cop VIII 458; SNG Evelpidis I 738; SNG Dreer 603; SNG Morcom -, F, well centered, dark green patina, marks and corrosion, weight 12.970 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 0o, Melita (Mdina, Malta) mint, c. 218 - 175 B.C.; obverse veiled female head right wearing stephane; reverse mummy of Osiris standing facing, head left, holding flail and scepter, between winged figures of Isis and Nephthys, each with wings lowered and crossed in front, each wearing solar disk with horns, each holding palm frond and uncertain object, Punic letters ANN above; very rare;
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