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ID:     3900426
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Menaenum
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Tetras
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     after 210 BC
Diameter:     17.7 mm
Weight:     4.33 g
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Demeter right.
Reverse Legend:     ΜΣΝΑ ΝΩΝΙ / IIII
Reverse Description:     Crossed torches within circular border; ΜΣΝΑ ΝΩΝΙ to the sides, denomination mark IIII below between the torches.
Primary Reference:     SNG COP 384
Reference2:     Calciati III, 187, 8
Reference3:     SNG M√ľnchen 617
Reference4:     Sear 1129 variety (IIII instead of D)
Photograph Credit:     Calgary Coin
Source:     http://calgarycoin.com
Grade:     F/VF, mid green patina.
Notes:     These coins were probably struck just after the Roman conquest of the region. Some specimans have the denomination mark as a Greek delta, others such as this one have it as the Roman numeral IIII. The spelling of the city name appears to be incorrect on this variety, with the I at the end instead of between the A and N. There are other dies with this variety.