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Macae (?). The Macae were a Libyan tribe inhabiting the coast between Cyrenaïca and Syrtica. It is, however, very doubtful whether the following coins are correctly attributed to them by Müller (Numism. de l'anc. Afrique, i. 132):—

Head of young Herakles. ΛΙΒΥΩΝ Lion walking; in field Μ or מ in the Phoencian character.
AR 117 grs.
Id. Lion above club.
AR 31 grs.

There are also bronze coins with the same head of Herakles, or else a head of Zeus or Pallas on the obv., and either a Lion or a Bull on the rev., also reading ΛΙΒΥΩΝ. Many of these appear to be restruck on coins of Carthage.