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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
302; Munro-Hay NC 1996
, 39, VF, Ma'rib mint, weight
3.015g, maximum diameter
17.5mm, die axis
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
frond between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram
of stylized amphora
Catalog current as of Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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