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US returns cultural treasures to Iraq - Including a Roman Coin

 

From CNN News:

 

A Roman coin from A.D. 248-250, when the Romans occupied the region.

 

The coin had been left at the Houston Museum of Natural Science by a

man who said he was a contractor in Iraq.

 

The museum's curator of anthropology alerted federal authorities.

 

Article:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/02/25/...dex.html?hpt=T2

 

Photograph of coin from US Immigration and Customs (ICE):

post_us_iraq_romancoin_ice.jpg

 

The article doesn't identify the coin but it looks like this one from Philip I (Philip the Arab)

 

Wildwinds ancient coin database - Antioch AE29 BMC 531:

post_us_iraq_romancoin_wildwinds.jpg

 

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