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4Dr Unpub Arabia 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. TextClick Here
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 & resting left hand on grounded bow, X above retrograde E in left field. TextClick Here
ARObol Northeastern 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. TextClick Here
Munro 170 Southern Arabia, 'Mdn Byn AR Helf Unit. First century AD. Janiform head, Sabaean letter SH on neck / Head right with spiral curls, scepter symbol before. TextClick Here
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. TextClick Here
Potts 177 Arabia, 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. TextClick Here
Potts 253 Arabia, 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. TextClick Here
Potts 281cf Arabia, 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. TextClick Here
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Potts 408 Arabia. 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. TextClick Here
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Potts 421 Southeastern 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. TextClick Here
Potts 451 Southeastern 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. TextClick Here
Potts IVcf Northeastern 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. TextClick Here
Potts Unlisted Arabia, 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. TextClick Here
Potts Unlisted02 Arabia, 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). TextClick Here
Potts XLIV Southeastern 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. TextClick Here
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. TextClick Here
SNGCopSup 1239cf TextClick Here
Obol CC132 Eastern Arabia AR obol VF TextClick Here
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.
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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