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Uncertain City (Panormos?), Sicily, Roman Rule, c. 211 - 190 B.C.
In 254 B.C. Panormus was captured by the Romans. It retained its municipal freedom, and remained for many years one of the principal cities of Sicily. It continued to issue bronze coins, bearing the names of various resident magistrates, and following the Roman system. Under Augustus, Panormus received a Roman colony.GI89312. Bronze triens, Semuncial standard; Calciati I p. 365, 205 (Panormos); SNG München 835 (Panormos); HGC 2 1691 (R1, uncertain Romano-Sicilian); SNG Cop -, aVF, off center but types on flan, a little rough, weight 3.239 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 90o, uncertain Romano-Sicilian mint, c. 211 - 190 B.C.; obverse veiled and draped bust of Demeter-Ceres left, small cornucopia behind neck; reverse double cornucopia, overflowing with bunches of grapes, tied with fillets, four pellets (mark of value) in a vertical line to left; rare; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00
Syracuse, Sicily, Roman Rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.
This type was perhaps the last pseudo-autonomous issue of Syracuse.RP79995. Bronze AE 19, Calciati II p. 434, 240/9 (same obverse die), SNG Morcom 838, SNG ANS 1099, SNG München 1483, Fine/Fair, obv off-center, ragged flan, weight 4.933 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 345o, Syracuse mint, c. 212 - 133 B.C.; obverse diademed, bearded male (Serapis, Poseidon or Zeus) head right; reverse ΣYPAKOCIΩN, female (Isis?) standing left, wreath (or sistrum?) in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; ex Forum (2011); scarce; $55.00 SALE |PRICE| $49.50
Melita (Mdina, Malta), Under Roman Rule, c. 180 - 170 B.C.
The letters aleph, nun, nun, are commonly taken to indicate the Punic and pre-Roman name of Malta, GHONAN, which means ship, an allusion to the fact that the tiny Maltese islands, seen from afar would look like a number of ships in the center of the sea.GB63618. Bronze triens, Calciati III p. 353, 6; Coleiro 7; SNG Evelpidis 740; SNG Dreer 604; SNG Cop VIII 461, aF, green patina, obverse off center, corrosion, weight 2.610 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 0o, Melita (Mdina, Malta) mint, c. 180 - 170 B.C.; obverse diademed and veiled female head right; reverse tripod lebes with three loop handles and lion paws feet, Phoenician letters aleph nun nun upwards on left and again downward on right; rare; SOLD
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