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ID:     750381
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CARIA, ISLANDS OFF
City:     Cos
Date Ruled:     Circa 4th century BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE12
Date Struck:     BC Circa 4th century
Diameter:     12 mm
Weight:     1.83 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Reverse Legend:     K
Reverse Description:     Crab
Primary Reference:     SNG Helsinki 290 cf.
Reference2:     BMC Caria -
Reference3:     SNG Cop 649
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=59731
Grade:     Good VF, choice dark green patina.
Notes:     All other bronzes of Kos have the full ethnic, KWION and a magistrate's name. This little bronze may be the first issue in that metal from Kos.