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ID:     77000344
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     MAURETANIAN KINGDOM
Issuer:     Bocchus II
Date Ruled:     49-33 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Triens or Quadrans
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 49-33
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     4.38 g
Die Axis:     9 h
Obverse Legend:     REX [B]OCCHV[S] SO[S]I [F] (last 2 S’s retrograde)
Obverse Description:     Bare head right, wearing beard
Reverse Legend:     [BQ] HMT
Reverse Description:     [BQ] HMT in neo-Punic, lion advancing right
Mint:     Iol/Caesarea
Primary Reference:     RPC I 875
Reference2:     MAA 61
Reference3:     Mazard 120 bis
Reference4:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=114767
Grade:     VF, black-green patina, rough surfaces
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 344 Extremely rare. From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI (26 June 1992), lot 248.