Nabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II and Shuqailat, 70 - 76 A.D.
Shuqailat, Rabbel's mother, likely ruled until her death in his sixth regnal year. Rabbel was a child and during this period he was called "Rabbel, of the Nabataeans." Later he was titled "Rabbel the , of the Nabataeans." This may seem a slight change, but it was significant to the Nabataeans. He was later given the appellation, "who resuscitated and saved his people."GS67115. Silver , 142 - H12 (various years), aF, 3.366 g, maximum 12.3 mm, 0o, Petra mint, 70 - 76 A.D.; Aramaic , "Rabbel, of the Nabataeans, year..." (date off ), laureate and draped of Rabbel II with long hair; Aramaic , "Shuqailat, his mother, queen of the Nabataeans", laureate, draped and veiled of Shuqailat right; ; $60.00 (Ä53.40)
City of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 - 335 A.D.
On 11 May 330, refounded , renamed it after himself, and moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to his new city. Coins were issued with types for Rome and Constantinople to advertise the importance of the new capital.
RL77770. reduced , 241, I 751, 16469, 22, VF, on full , green , 2.426 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, 2nd , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 334 - 335 A.D.; , laureate and helmeted of left, wearing imperial cloak, over left shoulder; standing left, right foot on prow, in right, resting left on grounded , ēBSISē in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $7.10 (Ä6.32)
Nabataean Kingdom, Syllaeus and Aretas IV, 9 B.C.
Aretas IV was probably the son of Obodas III, but this is not certain. Syllaeus was chief minister for Obodas III and initially shared rule with Aretas after Obodas death. But the rulers of served under the authority of Rome and Rome, begrudging Syllaeus as an enemy, did not approve. In 24 B.C. Syllaeus had betrayed Rome causing the near massacre of a Roman army sent into . Syllaeus was called to the court at Rome, where in 6 B.C. he was convicted of treason and Obodas' murder. He was beheaded and his body was pitched from the Tarpeian Rock.SH12877. Silver 1/4
or , , Sup. 4; and ,"Nabataean Coinage III", NumChron 1994, pl. 10, VF, 1.069 g, maximum 12.0 mm, 0o, Petra mint, 9 B.C.; diademed of Obodas II, Syllaes' Aramaic (shin) behind; S (shin = Syllaeus) and H (heth = Aretas) in wreath; very ; SOLD
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