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Potential U.S. Ancient Coin Ban makes news in Australia

The Australian Broadcasting Company aired a segment highlighting the conflicting views of collectors and archaeologists in regard to importing coins from Cyprus.

April 13, 2007

James Carleton, a regular commentator and reporter for the Radio National Breakfast show of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired a commentary on the Cyprus request for import restrictions that was recently evaluated by the Cultural Property Advisory Committee and is now pending a State Department decision. The radio segment was broadcast nationally and on the ABC web site March 29, 2007. Interviewed on the segment were Dr. Brian Rose, President of the Archaeological Institute of America and Wayne G. Sayles, Executive Director of the ACCG. The ABC is Australia's public radio system, similar to National Public Radio in the United States, and has served the Australian people for 75 years. It has become an important part of Australia's cultural heritage, fostering the arts and reflecting the nation's cultural diversity.

An MP3 clip of the broadcast is attached here:

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