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4Dr Unpub Arabia or Persian Gulf Region, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of barbarous style / Barbarized legend, crude Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand and resting left hand on grounded bow. TextFull Size
4Dr Unpub1 Arabia 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 and resting left hand on grounded bow, X above retrograde E in left field. TextFull Size
Munro 170 Southern Arabia, 'Mdn Byn AR Helf Unit. First century AD. Janiform head, Sabaean letter SH on neck / Head right with spiral curls, sceptre symbol before. TextFull Size
Munro 352 Southern 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. TextFull Size
Potts 177 Arabia, Southeast (Macai) AR Obol. 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Blank / Figure seated left, holding eagle and staff; pellet in upper field, vertical shim in left field. TextFull Size
Potts 253 Arabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Obol. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse and staff; date-palm in left field. TextFull Size
Potts 281cf Arabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Drachm. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse and staff; date-palm in left field, Aramaic legend to right, anchor monogram to outer right. TextFull Size
Potts 313 Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC - 1st century AD. AR Obol (0.97 gm, 3h). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated left, holding horse and staff; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field, "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in right. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIV, 313-314.TextFull Size
Potts 314 typeNortheastern Arabia: Eagle. Mid- third century BC. AR obol. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle, part of Arabian letter in right field. TextFull Size
Potts 314 typeEastern Arabia AR obol. Head of Herakles right. / Zeus seated left, holding forepart of horse, palm to left. Potts 314, imitating the coinage of Alexander III (but with a horse instead of an eagle).TextFull Size
Potts 377 Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC-1st century AD. AR Drachm (4.02 gm, 3h). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated left, holding horse and staff; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field, "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in right. Potts, Supplement, Class XLVII, 377 (same dies).TextFull Size
Potts 408 Arabia. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. Billon or AE tetradrachm. Crude head of Herakles right, in lionskin (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 sceptre. TextFull Size
Potts 411 Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC-1st century AD. BI Tetradrachm (4.02 g). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III. Degraded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated right, holding horse and staff; "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in outer left field, anchor to left, date-palm and cone-shaped object in right field. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIX, 411 (same dies).TextFull Size
Potts 421 Southeastern Arabia: Abi'el? AR tetradrachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of abstract style with profile eye / Deity with spiky hair enthroned left, holding small horse figure and sceptre, tree with fruit and trident-like symbol in left field, scattering of fine pellets in field. TextFull Size
Potts 451 Southeastern Arabia: Abi’el? Second-first century BC. AR tetradrachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of abstract style with frontal eye / Wreathed or perhaps helmeted deity enthroned left, holding horse and sceptre, palm tree and L in left field, trident-like symbol and Aramaic(?) inscription. TextFull Size
Potts IVcf Northeastern Arabia AR Tetradrachm. Third century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Aramaic inscription, deity (Shams?) enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and sceptre in left. TextFull Size
Potts Unlisted Arabia, uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Diademed male head right / Figure seated right, holding patera and branch, upon which bird is perched; reversed swastika in right field. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258. TextFull Size
Potts Unlisted 2 Arabia, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Degraded head of Herakles right(?) / Figure seated right, holding sceptre and bird; reversed swastika in right field, uncertain symbol or letter to left. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258 (reverse). TextFull Size
Potts XLIV Southeastern Arabia, Abi'el AR Tetradrachm. ca 250 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of local style / Aramaic inscription Abi'el, Zeus of local style enthroned left, holding horse protome on extended right hand and sceptre in left, stylized palm tree in left field, trident-like symbol in outer right field. TextFull Size
Potts Xcf Arabia 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. TextFull Size
SNG Cop Sup 1239cf Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. Late 3rd century BC. AR Obol 0.94 g. Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, wart on cheek. / "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic, Zeus seated left, holding staff with his left hand, right hand outstretched, upon which a horse stands right; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIV, 314; BMC Arabia -; cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 1239.TextFull Size
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