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ID:     81000511
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Achaemenid Period
Issuer:     Uncertain satrap
Date Ruled:     Circa 350-333 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AE12
Diameter:     12 mm
Weight:     1.89 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Persian king or hero in kneeling-running right, holding spear and bow
Reverse Description:     Two concentric squares, a line projecting out from one side of outer square
Primary Reference:     SNG Cop -
Reference2:     SNG VA 7810 (Memnon)
Reference3:     SNG TÜbingen 2754
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140057
Grade:     Good VF, black patina.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 511 From the D. Alighieri Collection.From at least the early 1900s, this type has been traditionally assigned to Memnon of Rhodes, but there is no evidence to substantiate such a specific attribution. The style of the obverse links it to the “map” issues of the Achaemenid satraps in Ionia, which have been dated to circa 350-333 BC.