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422/1b M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus
Republic. AR Denarius. 58 B.C. 3.93 g. Obv: M SCAVR AED CVR above, EX S C in fields, REX ARETAS below, King Aretas kneels right with palm branch in left hand, alongside camel. Rev: P HVPSAEVS AED CVR above, CAPTVM on right, C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue, Jupiter drives quadriga left and hurls thunderbolt. Crawford 422/1b. Hendin 1441. Ex Amphora-catalog 98, item 96.

My absolute favorite coin thus far! Commemorating Scaurus' victory over Nabataea.
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Filename:Rex_Aretas,_Denarius.jpg
Album name:Lucas H / Roman Republic
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Date added:Feb 26, 2011
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Aarmale  [Feb 26, 2011 at 04:34 PM]
Great REX ARETAS!
David Atherton  [Feb 26, 2011 at 08:30 PM]
Awesome coin! Great historical references with it too.
Brian L  [Feb 26, 2011 at 09:45 PM]
Indeed,very nice and historic coin!
Bud Stewart  [Apr 07, 2011 at 12:59 AM]
Very attractive. This type is definitely on my want list.
Steve E  [Apr 26, 2011 at 06:01 AM]
Me too This one is very well centered on the obv.,many have the camel's head and neck off flan!
Dino  [May 19, 2011 at 09:11 PM]
Wow. Very nice specimen.
Noah  [Jun 07, 2011 at 11:36 PM]
fantastic and stellar coin
Legatus  [Sep 04, 2011 at 10:53 PM]
I'm impressed
Arslan  [Nov 11, 2019 at 12:29 PM]
Beautiful denar