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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1982.100.123
Title
Coin of Melita
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
2nd-1st century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Malta (Melita)
Period
Hellenistic period, Late, to Early Roman Imperial
Culture
Punic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/140872
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.76 g
Die Axis
6
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: Punic legend: 'NN
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
SNG Cop 459
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of H. Bartlett Wells, Class of 1929
Accession Year
1982
Object Number
1982.100.123
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Veiled female head (Anna Perena? cf. Seltman, NC 1946, 84 ff.), dotted border.
Rev.: Mummy of Osiris facing, head turned l., holding flail and scepter, on l. and r. Isis and Nephthys each with wings lowered and crossed in front, wearing solar disk with horms and holding palm branch and other object, dotted border, in field above Punic legend.

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