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Ancient Coinage of Arabia

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4Dr_unpubArabia or Persian Gulf Region, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin, of barbarous style / Barbarized legend, crude Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand & resting left hand on grounded bow. TextImage
4Dr_unpub1Arabia or Persian Gulf Region, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Diademed head of king right, of barbarous style / Barbarized legend, crude Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand & resting left hand on grounded bow, X above retrograde E in left field. TextImage
ARObolNortheastern Arabia: Eagle. Mid- third century BC. AR obol. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle, part of Arabian letter in right field. TextImage
Munro_170Southern Arabia, 'Mdn Byn AR Helf Unit. First century AD. Janiform head, Sabaean letter SH on neck / Head right with spiral curls, scepter symbol before. TextImage
Munro_352Southern Arabia, Qataban AR Unit. Second-first century BC. Male head right with hair in tight curls / Bearded head right with long hair in krobylos behind. TextImage
Potts_177Arabia, Southeast (Macai) AR Obol. 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Blank / Figure seated left, holding eagle & staff; pellet in upper field, vertical shim in left field. TextImage
Potts_253Arabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Obol. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, in lion's skin / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse & staff; date-palm in left field. TextImage
Potts_281cfArabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Drachm. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, in lion's skin / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse & staff; date-palm in left field, Aramaic legend to right, anchor monogram to outer right. TextImage
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Potts_377 TextImage
Potts_408Arabia. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. Billon or ∆ Tetradrach. Crude head of Herakles right, in lion skin (also resembles Zeus-Ammon) / Zeus-Shamash seated left, holding horse and sceptre; tree to left, L, in left field, monogram in right field, legend behind scepter. TextImage
Potts_411 TextImage
Potts_421Southeastern Arabia: Abi'el? AR tetradrachm. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress, of abstract style with profile eye / Deity with spiky hair enthroned left, holding small horse figure & scepter, tree with fruit & trident-like symbol in left field, scattering of fine pellets in field. TextImage
Potts_451Southeastern Arabia: Abiíel? Second-first century BC. AR tetradrachm. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress, of abstract style with frontal eye / Wreathed or perhaps helmeted deity enthroned left, holding horse & scepter, palm tree & L in left field, trident-like symbol & Aramaic(?) inscription. TextImage
Potts_IVcfNortheastern Arabia AR Tetradrachm. Third century BC. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress / Aramaic inscription, deity (Shams?) enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand & scepter in left. TextImage
Potts_UnlistedArabia, uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Diademed male head right / Figure seated right, holding patera & branch, upon which bird is perched; reversed swastika in right field. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258. TextImage
Potts_Unlisted02Arabia, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Degraded head of Herakles right(?) / Figure seated right, holding scepter & bird; reversed swastika in right field, uncertain symbol or letter to left. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258 (reverse). TextImage
Potts_XLIVSoutheastern Arabia, Abi'el AR Tetradrachm. ca 250 BC. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress, of local style / Aramaic inscription Abi'el, Zeus of local style enthroned left, holding horse protome on extended right hand & scepter in left, stylized palm tree in left field, trident-like symbol in outer right field. TextImage
Potts_XcfArabia or Persian Gulf Region, Uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Diademed head of king right, of local style / Male deity of local style seated left on diphros, pouring libation from phiale held in right hand, left hand behind him holding branch on which bird perched right. TextImage
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obol CC132 Eastern Arabia AR obol VF TextImage
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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See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Arabia
Search for Arabia at CoinArchives.com
Historia Numorum, by Barclay Head, Entries for Arabia
Entry for Arabia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Arabia at AncientImports.com
Search for Arabia at Incitatus Coins
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City page Himyarites
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