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.