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Nabataean, Aretas IV, Eagle
Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV, 9 B.C.-40 A.D.. AE 11. 1.02 g., 11.4mm. Petra Mint. Meshorer Nabataean 91. Obverse: Aramaic monogram O/H within wreath. Reverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed, Aramaic het behind. Ex Forvm.

As Aretas' daughter married Herod the Great's son, the eagle on this coin my represent the eagle Herod placed above the Temple and/or be associated with the eagle lepton of Herod.

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Aarmale  [Jun 16, 2011 at 11:01 PM]
Great wreath