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Aretas IV with Queen Huldu
AD 19

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 5/4 BC)


David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 5700v.,

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 60v.


19 x 20 mm. 4.11 gm. Die position=12h

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Aretas IV with Queen Huldu
AD 13

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 4/3 BC)

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 70v.

13 mm. 1.92 gm. Die position=1h

Obverse: Busts of king left.
Reverse: Two cornucopiae; between them

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 Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AD 15

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 16 AD)

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) pg 97

15 mm. 1.99 gm. Die position=12h


Obverse: Aretas IV standing wearing sword and holding spear; palm branch in left field.
Reverse: Shuqailat standing with right arm raised; wreath in left field. Nabataean legend in three lines.
Was there a Die clash? This coin is struck with the reverse inscription across the bottom of the obverse.

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 Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AD 15

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 16 AD)

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) pg 97

15 mm. 1.84 gm. Die position=11h


Obverse: Aretas IV standing wearing sword and holding spear; palm branch in left field.
Reverse: Shuqailat standing with right arm raised; wreath in left field.
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 Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AE 15
9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 16 AD)

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) pg 97

15 mm. 2.28 gm. Die position=12h

Obverse: Aretas IV standing wearing sword and holding spear; palm branch in left field.
Reverse: Shuqailat standing with right arm raised; wreath in left field. 

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Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AR Drachm
9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 20/21 AD)


David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 5695v.

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 99 type

15 mm. 3.68 gm. Die position=12h

Obverse: Busts of Aretas right; Aramaic legend.
Reverse: Busts of king and queen right. Aramaic legend.

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Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AD 19

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 39/40 AD)

Michael Mitchiner, Oriental Coins, the Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins Publications, London (1978) 254-255,

David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 5699,

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 112 type

18 x 16 mm. 2.97 gm. Die position=10h

Obverse: Busts of king and queen right.
Reverse: Two cornucopiae. Aramaic legend

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 Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AD 19

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 39/40 AD)

Michael Mitchiner, Oriental Coins, the Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins Publications, London (1978) 254-255,

David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 5699,

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 113 type

18 mm. 4.35 gm. Die position=11h

Obverse: Busts of king and queen right.
Reverse: Two cornucopiae. Aramaic legend.

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 Coin

 Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
AD 19

9 BC - 40 AD (struck circa 39/40 AD)

Michael Mitchiner, Oriental Coins, the Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins Publications, London (1978) 254-255,

David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 5699,

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975) 114 (?) type

17 x 18 mm. 4.13 gm. Die position=12h

Obverse: Busts of king and queen right.
Reverse: Two cornucopiae. Aramaic legend.

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 Rabel II with Queen Gamilat
AD 15

70 - 106 AD (struck circa 102 AD (?))
Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975)- (similar to 163), KS-K II - (similar to 87)


15 mm. 3.45 gm. Die position=12h

Obverse: Bust of king right.
Reverse: Two cornucopiae. Aramaic legend.
The legend on the reverse of this odd coin corresponds to other late issues of Rabel, with the 'beth' running underneath the 'aleph,' including another unpublished bronze variety (like this one) with a single bust on the obverse. [Coin No. 87 in Nabataean Coinage II by K. Schmitt-Korte in the 1990 Numismatic Chronicle has the reverse legend within a wreath and not between two cornucopiae.] This could be a transitional issue from the period between Gamilat's death in 102 AD and Rabel's new wife, Hagru.

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 Anonymous Coin from South Arabia
AE Drachm (?)
circa 200 BC (?)

David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982) 6131v.
19 mm. 4.10 gm. Die position=?h

Obverse: Crude stylized head of Athena
Reverse: Weird 'bug-eyed' owl, facing. Trace of olive sprig to left. Greek legend ([theta] [epsilon]), to right.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Jacques de Morgan, Manuel de Numismatique Orientale de L'Antiquite et du Moyen Age, Obol International, Chicago (1979 (1923))

Karl Schmitt-Korte and Michael Cowell, Nabataean Coinage: Part I, Silver Content Measured by X-ray Fluorescence Analysis, Numismatic Chronicle, Volume 149, London (1989)

Karl Schmitt-Korte, Nabataean Coinage: Part II, New Coin Types and Variants, Numismatic Chronicle, Volume 150, London (1990)

Karl Schmitt-Korte and Martin Price, Nabataean Coinage: Part III, The Nabataean Monetary System, Numismatic Chronicle, Volume 154, London (1994)

Ya'akov Meshorer, Nabataean Coins, QEDEM 3, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1975)

Michael Mitchiner, Oriental Coins, the Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins Publications, London (1978)

G. F. Hill, The Ancient Coinage of Southern Arabia, Argonaut, Chicago (1969 (1915))

David R. Sear, Greek Coins and their values, Volume 2: Asia and Africa, Seaby, London (1979)

David R. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their values, Seaby, London (1982)

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