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Antelopes on Ancient Coins

Himyarites, South Arabia, c. 1st Century B.C.

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S. C. Munro-Hay says the original reverse border was a circle of amphorae but over time this degenerated into a sequence of paired lines and oval dots.
GS26413. Silver denarius, SNG ANS 1503 ff., BMC Arabia p. 64, 1 ff. var., Munro-Hay 30 ff. var., EF, weight 2.6166 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 135o, obverse diademed head left, symbol left, spear right, pellet within a crescent above; reverse bucranium with antelope horns, flanked by symbols, crescent above, all within circle of pellets and paired lines; SOLD


Himyarites, South Arabia, c. 1st Century B.C.

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On most examples of the type, the obverse does not have a symbol below and the symbol on the right has a single cross bar rather than a triangle at the top.

Munro-Hay notes the original reverse border was a circle of amphorae but over time this degenerated into a sequence of paired lines and oval dots.
SH29543. Silver denarius, SNG ANS 1503 ff., BMC Arabia p. 64, 1 ff. var., Munro-Hay 30 ff. var., aEF, weight 2.363 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 270o, obverse diademed head left, symbol left, spear right, pellet within a crescent above; reverse bucranium with antelope horns, flanked by symbols, crescent above, all within circle of pellets and paired lines; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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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.
GS90310. Silver denarius, Huth 308, Munro-Hay SA 2.3ai, SNG ANS -, VF, weight 2.714 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, die axis 225o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, Arabian letter 'ayin (O) below; reverse antelope head with palm fronds (reeds?) between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; ex Forum (2007); SOLD







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