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Nabataean, Aretas IV, bronze
Nabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C.-40 A.D.. 3.39g., 19.2mm, Petra Mint. Meshorer Nabataean 114. Obverse: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right. Reverse: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shuqailat" in two lines above and one below. Ex Forvm.

Paul mentions Aretas IV, the greatest Nabataean king, in connection with his trip to Damascus. (2 Corinthians 11:32).
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Album name:Lucas H / Greek, Jewish, Nabataea, Antiquities
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Date added:Mar 02, 2011
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Aarmale  [Jun 16, 2011 at 11:01 PM]
Nice desert patina