Ancient Coinage of Palestine, Charach-Moba

Charach Moba (Karakmoba, al-Karak). In ancient Palestine, east of the Dead Sea and south of Rabbath-Moba. The name, meaning "the fortress-city of Moab," has been known since Claudius Ptolemaeus (mid-2nd century AD.). Known for imperal coins of Elagabalus only.

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Elagabalus, Charach-Moba, AE 20 5.8g. A K M AU ANTWNINOC, laureate bust right / CAR, Tyche, seated left before winepress. Hendin 845; Spijkerman 5; Babelon, RN. 1899, p. 274.TextImage

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