The major islands of the Channel of Sicily – Melita, Gaulos and Cossura – went through similar historical events, falling in the hands of Rome from those of Carthage in the late III century B.C. Their coinage following Roman annexation also features certain similar characteristics. This work examines the overarching traits of the coinages of these islands, highlighting similarities and differences. It also offers a catalogue and a study of the coins of Melita (74 pieces) and Gaulos (9 pieces) featured in the Heritage Malta’s Numismatic Collection, kept at Valletta’s National Archaeological Museum.This work also surveys the development of the Maltese numismatic collection, illustrates the context of finding of the various pieces of local production, and discusses their weight, production and iconography. Finally, it offers an analysis of the countermarked coins and the case of a holed coin.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Coins of the mints of Melita and Gaulos in the Maltese National Collection|
|Numero di pagine||38|
|Rivista||RIVISTA ITALIANA DI NUMISMATICA E SCIENZE AFFINI|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2013|
- Monetazione antica
- Zecche maltesi