2018 MALTA €2 commemorative coin dedicated to MNAJDRA temples

2018 MALTA €2 commemorative coin dedicated to MNAJDRA temples

Since 2016 Malta strikes a series of seven €2 commemorative coins devoted to its prehistoric heritage. The first issued coin represents Ġgantija Temples (Temples of the Giants), built during fourth millennium AD, the Bronze Age, on the Gozo island. Then a coin dedicated to the Ħaġar Qim temples, close to the town of Qrendi, above cliffs in the south of Malta was struck in 2017. In 2018, the Malta Currency emits a coin on the temples of Mnajdra, megalithic temples, Built at the 4th millenium AD and located on the southern part of the island. Mnajdra is one of the oldest  religious sites on Earth.

2018 MALTA €2 commemorative coin dedicated to MNAJDRA temples

 

2018 MALTA €2 commemorative coin dedicated to MNAJDRA temples

2018 MALTA €2 commemorative coin dedicated to MNAJDRA temples

2€ temples de Hagar Qim Malte 2017

 

€2 2017 – 405 000 ex

€2 temples Ġgantija temples Malta 2016

€2 2016 – 350 000 ex

This series of €2 commemorative coins will be struck until 2022, with the following topics:

2019: Ta’ Ħaġrat – prehistoric site 4,100 years old

2020: Skorba – prehistoric temple geographically very close to the precedent one millenium older

2021: Tarxien – the most well known temple, built, according to the legend, by the Phoenicians

2022: Ħal-Saflieni – underground construction gathering about fifty rooms, of 4th at the 2rd millenium AD

 

Sources: central bank malta, Numismag©

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