Malaga - A settlement in Baetica also known as Malaka
Phoenicians from Tyre founded the city as Malaka about 770 BC. The name Malaḥa or mlḥ is probably derived from the Phoenician word for "salt" because fish was salted near the harbour.

After a period of Carthaginian rule, Malaka became part of the Roman Empire. In its Roman stage, the city showed a remarkable degree of development. Transformed into a confederated city, it was under a special law, the Lex Flavia Malacitana. A Roman theatre was built at this time.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was ruled first by the Visigoths and then by the Byzantine Empire (550–621).

Modern location: Málaga, Spain

(1) Malaka 200-1 BC
Obverse: head of Vulcan left wearing pileus, tongs right all within wreath; mem lamed kap alep
Reverse: radiate facing bust of Sol
Ref: ABH-1730; SNG Cop 41