La monetazione di Melita e di Gaulos: note per un riesame

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The coinage of Melita and Gaulos: notes for a review

Claudia Perassi, Margherita Novarese

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The production of the mints of Melita and Gaulos has aroused interest since the start of modern historiographical research on the Maltese archipelago. However, at the end of the nineteenth century the foundations were laid for the scientific study of this coinage. The article by Edward Coleiro, "Maltese Coins of the Roman Period", published in 1971 on the "Numismatic Chronicle", represents today the fundamental reference study. The purpose of the essay is to highlight the limits of the tight chronological scan proposed by the Maltese scholar. After outlining the historical framework in which the melitense and Gaulitan coinage (CP) are inserted, the weighted, chronological, iconographic and epigraphic aspects of the series coined at Melita (MN) and Gaulos (CP) are discussed, highlighting the points that cannot be shared with the summary proposed by Coleiro. In the last part, CP proposes to insert the coinage of the two islands into the economic context of the Maltese archipelago, as it has emerged thanks to the most recent archaeological investigations.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The coinage of Melita and Gaulos: notes for a review
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'Africa romana XVI. Mobilità delle persone e dei popoli, dinamiche migratorie, emigrazioni ed immigraioni nelle province occidentali dell'Impero romano
Pages2377-2404
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventL'Africa romana XVI. Mobilità delle persone e dei popoli, dinamiche migratorie, emigrazioni ed immigrazioni nelle province occidentali dell'Impero romano - Rabat (Marocco)
Duration: 15 Dec 200419 Dec 2004

Conference

ConferenceL'Africa romana XVI. Mobilità delle persone e dei popoli, dinamiche migratorie, emigrazioni ed immigrazioni nelle province occidentali dell'Impero romano
CityRabat (Marocco)
Period15/12/0419/12/04

Keywords

  • Zecca di Gaulos
  • Zecca di Melita

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