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BMC 1Arabia, Sabaeans and Himyarites. Ca 3rd Century BC. AR Drachm (5.14 gm). Helmeted head of Athena; "N" on cheek / Owl standing right, head facing; olive-spray and inverted crescent above.TextFull Size
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Himyarites AR half denarius. Mid-late 1st century AD. 1.35 gr; 16.68mm. Struck under Amdan Bayyin. Raidan mint. Male head right, beardless, crowned by an penannular torque; hair in ringlets, no symbols of monograms / Sabatean inscription, small male head right, complex OZY-like monogram down left field, forked sceptre-like symbol in right field, mint name in exergue. BMC Arabia p. 70, 4 and pl. XI, 10; Munro-Hay 3.2ai; SNG ANS -; cf Sear 6121.TextFull Size
BMC 21Arabia Felix, Himyarites. Anonymous. 1st cent BC. AR unit. Diademed male head right, hair in ringlets, spear behind head, crescent-like symbol before / Bucranium with antelopes horns, between horns single plume, curved symbol divided by cross lines in right field, "Yanaf" ("exalted") monogram in right field, dot in crescent above, all within a border comprising of alternating dots and two vertical lines. BMC 21; cf Sear GIC 5710.TextFull Size
BMC 71 varKatabanians, Himyarites, Arabia. AR Third. 1st century AD. 1.93 gr, 11.44mm. Bearded male head with short, curly hair (imitating Augustus) / Bearded, male head right, hair taken up behind, within slightly concave field. Trident-like monogram in left field. Himyarite legend off flan to right, Arabic legend below. BMC Arabia 71-72 var (symbols); cf de Morgan fig. 322; SNG ANS -.TextFull Size
BMC 73 varArabia Felix, Himyarites, Yanaf, AR Unit. 1.79g, 12mm. Helmeted head of Athena right, gamma-like symbol on cheek / AQE, Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig behind; monogram of Yanaf to left, inscription above, Hyr-like Himyaritic script below. BMC 73 var (different symbol on cheek).TextFull Size
Gitler 8-10DvarPhilistia (Palestine or Arabia Felix), Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Drachm 14mm, 2.38 g, 9h. Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye; H on cheek / AQE, Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Gitler & Tal XI.8-10D var. (letter on cheek).TextFull Size
Gitler IX-1OArabia Felix, Philistia, Palestine. AR obol, 8mm. Helmeted head of Athena right, theta on cheek / AQE, Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. Gitler & Tal IX.1O.TextFull Size
Mitchener 366cf Arabia Felix, Himyarites AR Half Unit. Anonymous ruler, minted 1st century AD. Diademed male head right / bucranium with antelope's horn and plumes. TextFull Size
SGI 5710Arabia Felix, The Himyarites AR Denarius. Unknown Ruler, ca 100 BC - 100 AD. Beardless head left, pellet in crescent above / bucranium with antelope horns & plumes. BMC p 65 12-16, SNG ANS 1503/1553. TextFull Size
SGI 5717Arabia, Himyarites, AR quinarius (?), (1.75g) mid 1st-mid 2nd century AD, Male head right / Small male head right. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 1513 varArabia Felix, Himyarites, Arabia. Anonymous 1st cent BC. AR Denarius. 2.46g, 17mm. Diademed male head right, symbols either side, crescent above, Sabaean letter O (resembling a Q) below / Bucranium with antelope's horns, between horns three plumes, symbols to left and right, crescent with dot above, a line of oIIoIIo downwards to left. SNG ANS 1513 var (letter on obv).TextFull Size
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SNG ANS 1554 Himyarites of Arabia, Anonymous AR Denarius. 1st century AD. Diademed male head left / bucranium with antelope's horn and plumes. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 1605Himyarites AR half denarius. 1.74 gr; 15.54mm. Struck under Amdan Yehuqbidh (BMC) or Amdan Bayyin (SNG ANS). Raidan mint. Male head right, beardless, crowned by an penannular torque; hair in ringlets, upright crescent and trident-like WIB monogram behind head / Sabatean inscription, small male head right, forked sceptre-like symbol in right field, mint name in exergue. BMC Arabia p. 69, 3: SNG ANS 1605; Sear 6121.TextFull Size
Sear 6112
BMC Arabia 1
Arabia Felix, imitative silver unit AR15 mm. 4.7 gr. 3rd century BC. Sabareans and Himyarites. Helmeted head of Athena right, earring resembling a Koppa, zigzag-like Sabaean "N" on cheek / AQE, owl standing right, head facing. No symbols in fields. BMC Arabia 1ff; Sear 6112; SNG ANS 1455-1456; Knapp 19A; Tameanko 1.TextFull Size
Sear #6112Sabaeans & Himyarites AR Drachm, imitating Athens. 3rd-2nd Century BC. Head of Athena right in crested, ornamented helmed, Sabaean letter N on cheek / Owl standing right, crescent to left, AQE to right within incuse square.

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