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 Sempronius Longus sailed with his fleet from to Melite, and the Carthaginian commander Hamiclar surrendered without offering much resistance. The island was subsequently integrated into the Roman province of , and Maleth became known as Melite. The city was regarded as a haven, far from the politics of Rome.GI84543. Bronze AE 29, III p. 351, 2; 2; 458; I 738; 603; -, F, , dark green , marks and corrosion, 12.970 g, maximum 29.1 mm, 0o, Melita (Mdina, Malta) mint, c. 218 - 175 B.C.; veiled female right wearing ; mummy of standing facing, left, holding flail and , between winged figures of and Nephthys, each with wings lowered and crossed in front, each wearing solar disk with horns, each holding frond and uncertain object, Punic letters ANN above; very ; $140.00 (Ä124.60)
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