Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Factor, Feb 1, 2023.
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RY 20 to 29, 11 to 20 AD
Obvs: Laureate head of Aretas right.
Revs: Jugate busts of Aretas, laureate, and Shaquilat, draped.
Ref: Meshorer, Nabataea -; Schmitt-Korte -
Note: Appears to be unpublished in the standard references with regnal year 20 and different obverse legend.
(not my coin)
Aretas IV and Huldu, year 3 of Aretas IV, I guess...
It was found the ground at Hegra, Saudi Arabia
No, this coin has quite clear Nabataean '30' and to the left of it another numeral, most likely '4'. So overall the date would be year 34 of Aretas IV, however one cannot entirely exclude 31 or 32. Moreover, this particular coin is illustrated in the book of Younis Al-Qatanani, number 106-t3. The interesting thing about this coin is it's unusual style. The style is different from official Nabataean drachms of this period, a bit 'barbaric'. Such coins are known, but very rare, all dated late 20s and early 30s of Aretas rule.
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