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Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
| ||The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century. |
|GS20893. Silver denarius, Huth 302; Munro-Hay NC 1996, 39, VF, Ma'rib mint, weight 3.015g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 270o, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, horizontal line below; reverse antelope head with palm frond between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD |