Nabataean Petra Coin?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by SharkbaitLucky, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. SharkbaitLucky

    SharkbaitLucky New Member

    Hey guy's,

    I have a very untrained eye and the coin isn't in very good shape at all, but can anyone identify this from the pictures? Nabataean Bronze coin of Petra, Shawilat 40-70 AD?

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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Why lie, I don't know the series well enough to identify the ruler, but have a few of them, and it's definitely Nabataean (right, with Petra as the capital). The reverse is a dead giveaway, with the conjoined, semicircular cornucopia-looking things, and the Semitic writing above. Without anything in the way of a reference in print, the motif always looked as if it was imitating some of the Hasmonean /Maccabean AE lepta of around the 2nd c. BCE.
    ...But here's a likely candidate:
  4. Factor

    Factor Well-Known Member

    Yes, Nabataean, king Aretas IV and queen Shaqilat
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  5. SharkbaitLucky

    SharkbaitLucky New Member

    Awesome, thanks guy's!
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