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US returns cultural treasures to Iraq - Including a Roman Coin

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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.





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



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:




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