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ID:     77000423
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY, ISLANDS OFF
City:     Melita
Issuer:     Pseudo-autonomous issue
Date Ruled:     Circa 44-36 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 44-36
Weight:     5.32 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Legend:     ΜΕΛΙΤΑΙ ΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Veiled and draped female bust (Astarte?) left, wearing stephane
Reverse Legend:     C ARRVNTANVS BALB PROPR
Reverse Description:     C ARRVNTANVS BALB PROPR (RV ligate), curule chair
Primary Reference:     RPC I 672.39 (this coin, illustrated)
Reference2:     E. Coleiro, “Maltese Coins of the Roman Period,” NC 1971, 10
Reference3:     CNS 14
Reference4:     SNG Hunterian 212-3; SNG Evelpidis 750- 1
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114846
Grade:     Good VF, green patina with area of red on reverse.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 423 From the Patrick Villemur Collection.