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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
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