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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Iberia| > GB92204
Malaka, Punic Iberia, 175 - 91 B.C.
|Iberia|, |Malaka,| |Punic| |Iberia,| |175| |-| |91| |B.C.|, quarter unitPhoenicians from Tyre founded Malaka (MŠlaga, Spain today) about 770 B.C. The name was probably derived from the Phoenician word for "salt" because fish was salted near the harbor. After a period of Carthaginian rule, Malaka became part of the Roman Empire. The Roman city enjoyed remarkable development under a special law, the Lex Flavia Malacitana. A Roman theater was built at this time. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was ruled first by the Visigoths and then the Byzantine Empire (550Ė621). It was regained by the Visigoths in 621 and ruled by them until the Umayyad Muslim conquest in 711.
GB92204. Bronze quarter unit, Villaronga-Benages 798 (R5), SNG Lorichs 118, Villaronga CNH 21, Alvarez-Burgos 1744, SNG BM Spain 387, VF, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, some light scratches, slightly off center, Malaka (MŠlaga, Spain) mint, weight 2.864g, maximum diameter 14.5mm, 175 - 91 B.C.; obverse head of Hephaistos-Vulcan right, bearded and wearing conical cap, neo-Punic inscription MLK behind; reverse star of sixteen rays, eight larger rays and eight smaller intercalated rays, all around a central pellet; ex Mike Vosper; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00

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