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70 viewsDenarius - Denarius - 58 BC.
M. AEMILIVS SCAVRVS & P. PLAVTIVS HVPSAEVS - Gens Aemilia & Plautia
Obv.:M. SCAVR AED CVR - EX S C - REX ARETAS Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, holding olive branch
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR - CAPTV - C HVPSAE COS PREIVE, Jupiter in quadriga left holding thunderbolt and reins; scorpion to left.
Gs. 4,1 mm. 16,65x17,40
Cr422/1b, Sear RCV 379

1 commentsMaxentius
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0087 - Denarius Aemilia/Plautia 58 BC44 viewsObv/ M SCAVR / AED CVR Kneeling figure r., holding olive branch and reins of camel standing beside him; on either side, EX – S·C. In exergue, REX ARETAS.
Rev/ P HVPSAE / AED CVR Jupiter in quadriga l. holding reins in l. hand and hurling thunderbolt with r.; behind, CAPTV. Below, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE.

Ag, 18.6 mm, 3.96 g
Moneyers: M. Aemilius Scaurus, P. Plautius Hypsaeus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 422/1b [dies o/r: 336/373] - Bab. Aemilia , Plautia 10 - Syd. 912
ex-CNG Coins, auction e-248, lot 350
dafnis
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03-05 - Aretas III (82-67 A.C.)111 viewsAE 14 x 15 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas viendo a derecha, con yelmo y largo cabello de puntos.
Rev: Nike viendo a izquierda, portando un objeto incierto en mano izquierdo y corona en derecha Creciente y "Λ"(A?) en campo izq.

Ceca: Damasco – Syria

Referencias: Meshorer #1
mdelvalle
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04-02 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)29 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su hijo Phasael.
AE14 13 x 12 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas viendo a derecha.
Rev: Hoja de palma a izquierda, dos cornucopias apareadas a der. Debajo Monograma en arameo "PS" (Phasael hijo de Aretas).

Acuñada: Posiblemente esta serie haya sido acuñada en el año del nacimiento de Cristo.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: SNG ANS 6.1430 - Meshorer #61
mdelvalle
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04-05 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)21 viewsAE 13 x 12 mm 1.9 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo, vistiendo ornamentos en su cabeza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre los cuernos monograma en arameo "HR" (Het Ros = Aretas).

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 (Arabia) #27 Pag 9 - Meshorer #67
mdelvalle
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04-07 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)23 viewsAE 14 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo viendo a derecha. Monograma en arameo al frente derecha "H" (Het).
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellos monograma en arameo "H" (Het).

Meshore indicates het right on the obverse. Schmitt-Korte, NC 1990, indicates the het right is not present but also identifies a new varitey (Schmitt-Korte 43) with het left on the obverse. The het right on the obverse is clear on this specimen. (Forum Catalog)

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: B.M.C. Vol.28 #30 Pag 9 - SNG ANS 6.1432 - Meshorer #70 - Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560
mdelvalle
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04-09 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)26 viewsAE 12 x 13 mm 1.2 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo viendo a derecha. Sin Monograma al frente derecha.
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellos monograma en arameo "H" (Het).

Meshore indicates het right on the obverse. Schmitt-Korte, NC 1990, indicates the het right is not present and also identifies a new varitey (Schmitt-Korte 43) with het left on the obverse. We have had all three types - het left, het right and none at all. The het right on the obverse is not present on this specimen. (Forum catalog)

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #30 Pag 9 - Meshorer #70 var.
mdelvalle
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04-12 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)22 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 17 x 14 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
mdelvalle
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04-14 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)18 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 17 x 16 mm 3.8 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
mdelvalle
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04-16 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)24 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su esposa/hermana? Shuqailat.
AE 15 x 13 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: Bustos conjugados laureados y vestidos de Aretas IV y su Reina Shaquilath viendo a derecha."Letras arameas en el campo".
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellas leyenda en arameo "ARETAS, SHUQAILAT" (En 2 líneas entre los cuernos HRTT/SQY y una debajo LT).

Acuñada: 39 - 40 D.C.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5699 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #15-20 Pag 8 - SNG ANS #6.1438-43 - Meshorer #114 - SNG Copenhagen #127-131
mdelvalle
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058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 422/1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1147 views058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 422/1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1
avers: King Aretas of Nabataea kneeling right by camel, offering the olive branch, M•SCAVR/AED CVR above, EX-S•C to sides, REX ARETAS in exergue.
reverse: Jupiter in quadriga left, scorpion beneath horses' forelegs, P•HVPSAE AED CVR above, C•HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue, CAPTV on right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 8h,
mint: Rome, date: 58 B.C., ref: Crawford 422-1b, Sydenham 914,
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1 commentsquadrans
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1. Aretas III 87-62 BC43 viewsMint: Damascus
Ref: Meshorer Nabataean Coins,type 1
OBV: Helmeted head of Athena facing right.
REV: Nike standing left, holding wreath.
Size: AE15 mm

1 commentsbrian l
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1343 - M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. Denarius73 viewsRome mint, 58 BC
M SCAVR AED CVR In two lines above camel, EX | SC, in exergue REX ARETAS, King Aretas of Nabataea, kneeling right beside a camel, holding an olive branch
P HVPSAEVS AED CVR in two lines, CAPTVM in the right field, C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in two lines, Jupiter driving a quadriga left, holding a thunderbolt
Ref : RCV #379
3 commentsPotator II
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2. King Aretas IV Philopatris 9 BC-40 AD and Queen Shaquilath 67 viewsMint: Petra
Ref: Meshorer Nabataean Coins,type 112,113,114 , SNG ANS 1438–43
Obv: Jugate busts of Aretas IV & Queen Shaquilath, Laureate, facing right.
Rev: Crossed cornucopia;Nabataean script.
Aretas/Shaquilath in three lines; two above and one below cornucopia.
T T R H
Y Q S
T L
Size: AE17mm
2 commentsbrian l
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422/1b M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus153 viewsRepublic. 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.
9 commentsLucas H
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Arabia Petraea, Petra. Aretas IV Ae157 viewsKings of the Nabataeans
Obv: Aretas IV stands between palm branch and monogram.
Rev: His wife Shaqilat standing left, raising hand; wreath to left.
9 B.C.-A.D. 40
Meshorer 97, SNG Cop. -
ancientone
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Arabia, Nabataea, Kings, Aretas IV. (9 B.C.-40 A.D.), Meshorer 114, AE-16, Two crossed cornucopias with Nabataean Aramaic legend, #165 viewsArabia, Nabataea, Kings, Aretas IV. (9 B.C.-40 A.D.), Meshorer 114, AE-16, Two crossed cornucopias with Nabataean Aramaic legend, #1
avers: Jugate busts of King Aretas IV. conjoined with his Queen Shugailat right.
reverse: Two crossed cornucopias with Nabataean Aramaic legend Aretas and Shugailat in two lines between.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,2-15,5mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Arabia, Nabataea, Kings, Aretas IV. date: 9 B.C.-40 A.D.,
ref: Meshorer 114,
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quadrans
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Aretas31 viewsAretas, denarius
M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC.
19mm, 3,99g.
Obv. M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C; King Aretas III of Nabatea kneeling beside camel in an attitude of supplication, holding olive-branch.
Rev. P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER; Jupiter in quadriga left, holding thunderbolt.
Cr422/1a
1 commentsMarsman
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Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 118 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Among the first Nabatean coins. After gaining Damascus, Aretas assumed the title Philhellenos to appease the Hellenistic population. He also adopted the Greek practice of striking coins. This coin is similar to Seleucid types that preceded it from the same mint. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 1 (with crescent and L) or 1A (without crescent and L), aF, Damascus mint, 3.197g, 16.4mm, 0o, 84 - 71 B.C.; obverse head right with crested helmet, long hair as dotted lines; reverse , Nike standing left, uncertain object in left, wreath in right, crescent over “L” (=A) left (off flan?). Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 19 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 1 (with crescent and L) or 1A (without crescent and L), F, Damascus mint, 4.333g, 16.3mm, 0o, 84 - 71 B.C.; obverse head right with crested helmet, long hair as dotted lines; reverse , Nike standing left, uncertain object in left, wreath in right, crescent over “L” (=A) left (off flan?) Among the first Nabatean coins. After gaining Damascus, Aretas assumed the title Philhellenos to appease the Hellenistic population. He also adopted the Greek practice of striking coins. This coin is similar to Seleucid types that preceded it from the same mint. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 28 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 2, aF, Damascus mint, 4.568g, 15.3mm, 0o, 84 - 71 B.C.; obverse head right with crested helmet, long hair as dotted lines; reverse , Nike standing left, uncertain object in left, wreath in right, crescent over “L” (=A) left. Meshorer 2 is described as, "Extremely careless style. Same as [Meshorer] No.1. Generally difficult to distinguish the details. Many of these coins are of a debased weight and struck on irregular flans." Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer Nabataean 1A9 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas III, 87 - 62 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer Nabataean 1A (without crescent and L), F, Damascus mint, 3.176g, 14.7mm, 0o, 84 - 71 B.C.; obverse head right with crested helmet, long hair as dotted lines; reverse , Nike standing left, uncertain object in left, wreath in right, crescent over Λ (=A) left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas IV4 viewsOBV: Jugate busts of Aretas and Shaquilath facing right.
REV: Two crossed cornucopiae and aramaic inscription "Aretas, Shaquilath".
BMC 28, 8, 15 9 BC - 40 AD
3.47grams 17mm
goldenancients
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Aretas IV & Shuqailat AE15 Crossed Cornucopia. Petra 18 viewsAretas IV & Shuqailat AE15 Crossed Cornucopia. Petra SNG#1438.
SNG#1438. VF to EF with soft soil adhering. _1180
Antonivs Protti
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - AE 1617 viewsConjoined busts of Aretas and Queen Shaqilat
HRTT / ShQY / LT (Aretas - Shaqilat) between two crossed cornucopiae
16 mm
Ginolerhino
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - AE 1718 viewsConjoined busts of Aretas and Queen Shaqilat
HRTT / ShQY / LT (Aretas - Shaqilat) between two crossed cornucopiae
17 mm
Ginolerhino
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - AE 19 minted in 5 BC66 viewsBust of Aretas right, letters in field
HRTT MLK NBTY ShNT 4 (Aretas king of Nabatea, year 4 = 5 BC) , Queen-mother Huldu (?) standing left wearing long dress, right hand raised, holding uncertain object.
19 mm
Sear 5700
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - hemiobol minted in AD 01 !65 viewsBust of Aretas right
Nabatean circular legend meaning : "half (obol) of silver" , eagle standing left, dividing ShNT / 10 (Year 10 = 1 AD).
19 mm. Sear 5698.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) & Shuqailat SNG ANS 143548 viewsAE 15, 2.24g.

Obverse: Aretas IV laureate, standing L in military dress, with spear, A to r.

Reverse: Shuqailat standing L, wreath to L, SQYLT to R.

SNG ANS 1435.
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Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) & Shuqailat SNG ANS 1438-4394 viewsAE 19, 3.82g.

Obverse: Jugate heads of Aretas IV & Shuqailat, A in L field, S in R.

Reverse: HRTT/SQY/LT between crossed cornucopiae.

SNG ANS 1438-43.
2 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) SNG ANS 143385 viewsAE 13, 1.44g.

Obverse: Laureate head of Aretas R.

Reverse: A between crossed cornucopiae.

SNG ANS 1433.
1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Aretas IV ?Queen Huldu-(5)16 viewsobverse: Aretas IV
reverse: 2 crossed cornucopias
Het lower L and R
similar to Meshorer 73?
vacationchick
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ARETAS IV AE UNIT. CROSSED CORNUCOPIAS. PETRA. MONOGRAM OF ARETAS 18 viewsAretas IV AE unit. Crossed Cornucopias. Petra. Monogram of Aretas IV in field.
9BC-40AD. SNG Pal.1432. _1760
Antonivs Protti
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Aretas IV AE unit. Crossed Cornucopias. Petra. Monogram of Aretas IV in field.29 viewsMonogram of Aretas IV in field. 9BC-40AD.
Choice. Soil still adheres to most surfaces but is easily cleaned. _2620
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Aretas IV and Queen Huldu172 viewsobverse: Aretas, het near chin
reverse: crossed cornucopiae, het right and left
vacationchick
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Aretas IV and Shaqilat (1)15 viewsobverse: juggate busts of Aretas and Shaqilat
reverse: crossed cornucopiae. Aramaic text meaning Aretas/Shaqilat
vacationchick
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Aretas IV and Shaqilat (2)18 viewsobverse: Aretas and Shaqilat juggate busts
reverse: crossed cornucopiae. aramaic text meaning Aretas/Shaqilat
vacationchick
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Aretas IV and Shaqilat (6)15 viewsjuggate busts of Aretas and Shaqilat
reverse crossed cornucopiae
Aramaic names of Aretas and Shaqilat in 3 lines
vacationchick
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Aretas IV and Shaquelat, AE17, Double Cornucopiae10 viewsAE17
Aretas IV and Shaquelat
King: 9BC - 40AD
Issued: 40AD
17.0mm 4.60gr
O: NO LEGEND; Jugate busts of Aretas IV (King) and Shaquelat (Queen).
R: NO LEGEND; Double cornucopiae, names of King and Queen in Nabataean Aramaic between them.
Meshorer 114cf; SGI 5699.
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3/20/15 4/30/17
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Aretas IV Nabataea50 viewsAretas IV, 9 BC-40 AD, King of Nabataea, bronze of 18 mm, 3.46 grams.

Obverse: Jugate busts of Aretas and Shuqailait, Nabataean Aramaic letters above heads.

Reverse: Double cornucopias, the names of the King and Queen in Nabataean Aramaic between them.

Reference: cf. Meshorer 114.

Tanit
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Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. 33056. Bronze AE 11, Meshorer Nabataean 9311 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 11, Meshorer Nabataean 93, F, Petra mint, 0.982g, 11.2mm, 0o, 5 - 6 A.D.; obverse Aretas' Aramaic monogram O / H (ayin / het) within wreath; reverse , eagle standing left, wings closed, H (Aramaic het) behind. Aretas' daughter was married to Herod Antipas, Herod the Great's son, and the Tetrarch of Galilee. This coin resembles a coin minted by King Herod and the reverse probably depicts the golden bird Herod placed above the entrance to the Jerusalem Temple. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 12, Shaquilath; Meshorer 1198 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 12, Aretas IV facing right, / Queen Shaquilath facing right, Meshorer 119. Podiceps
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Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 13, Meshorer 678 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 13, Meshorer 67; BMC Arabia p. 9, 27, F, Petra mint, 1.955g, 13.7mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Aretas right; reverse , two crossed cornucopias, HR (Het Ros = Aretas) between the horns. Aretas IV took the name Philopatris, lover of his people. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., Fouree silver plated drachm4 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit. Fouree silver plated drachm, cf. Meshorer Nabataean 99 - 111, BMC Arabia 11 - 12, and SGICV 5695 - 6 (official, Petra mint, 20 - 40 A.D.), F, illegal mint, 3.364g, 13.8mm, 45o, after 20 A.D.; obverse Aramaic, 'Aretas, king of the Nabataeans, lover of his people', laureate and draped bust of Aretas right; reverse Aramaic, 'Shuqailat, queen of the Nabataeans, year ?' (date off flan), jugate busts of Aretas and Shuqailat right. Aretas IV was the greatest of the Nabataean kings, ruling S. Palestine, most of Trans-Jordan, N. Arabia, and Damascus. Little is known of him because Nabataeans did not keep records. Paul mentions Aretas in connection with his visit to Damascus (2 Corinthians 11:32). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Aretas IV, 9 BC - AD 405 viewsAE Unit, 11mm, 1.1g; Petra mint, AD 5/6.
Obv.: Laurel wreath, ○ / ח within.
Rev.: Eagle right, ח behind.
Reference: Meshorer 89.
Notes: eBay sale, wojciech1212, 3/31/15, 42.
John Anthony
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Aretas IV, 9 BC - AD 406 viewsAE Unit, 11mm, 1g; Petra mint, AD 5/6.
Obv.: Laurel wreath, ○ / ח within.
Rev.: Eagle left, ח behind.
Reference: Meshorer 93.
Notes: ex-Zurquieh, electronic sale, 12/3/2104, 51.
John Anthony
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Aretas IV, AE 11, Eagle; Meshorer 9313 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D. Bronze AE 11, Meshorer Nabataean 93, Petra mint, 5 - 6 A.D.; obverse Aretas' Aramaic monogram O / H (ayin / het) within wreath; reverse, eagle standing left, wings closed, H (Aramaic het) behind.Podiceps
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Cr 422/1b - Aemilia 852 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC
AR Denarius, 58 BC (3.9g)
Moneyers: M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus

M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C, Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, REX ARETAS beneath camel / P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER, Jupiter in quadriga right; scorpion to left.

Cr422/1b, Syd 913, Aemilia 8 VF, worn dies

Ex Imperial Coins
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3 commentsSosius
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EB0309 Aretas IV / Cornucopiae3 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV AE15, 9 BC - 40 AD.
Obverse: Jugate busts of Aretas IV and Queen Shuquilat?
Reverse: Crossed cornucopias, Nabataean inscriptions.
References: -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.666g.
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Gens Aemilia, denarius (58 a.C)10 viewsM. Aemilius Scaurus e P. Plautius, denario (Roma, 58 a.C.)
AR, 3.82 gr, 17 mm, qBB
D/ M SCAVR; EX – S C; AED CVR; REX ARETAS (in ex) un cammello e il re Aretas inginocchiato che offre un ramoscello d’olivo.
R/ P HVPSAE / AED CVR; C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE; CAPTVM; Giove, su quadriga, con saetta; sotto, uno scorpione.
Crawford 422/1b
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 13 dicembre 2017, numero catalogo 387); ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia fino al dicembre 2017)
paolo
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GREEK, Nabataea, Aretas IV and Queen Shaqilath48 viewsObv: (Aramaic legend)
Conjoined busts of King Aretas IV (right) and queen Shaqilath.
Rev: (Aramaic inscription in three lines).
Two cornucopiae crossed. between them 'Aretas Shaqilath' in three lines.
4.6 gm 19 mm 9 BC-40 AD. Sear (GIC) 5699
Comment: Nabataea remained a kingdom until the 2nd century AD when Trajan created the Roman Province of Arabia.
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Herod Antipas Half Unit84 viewsHERODIANS. Herod Antipas (4 BCE - 39 CE). Tiberias Mint, Æ half denomination, 19.4mm, 5.3 g.
O: TIBE PIAC in two lines within wreath.
R: HPΩΔOY TETPAPXOY (Herod Tetrarch), vertical palm branch, L to left, ΛZ to right, (RY 37 = 33/34 CE)
Hendin-1212 in GBC 5; ex. Hendin; ex. Teddy Kollek Collection; Menorah Coin Project ANT 15, Die 02/R12; Sear certificate.

Herod Antipas was the son of Herod the Great and Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was brought up in Rome with his brother Archelaus.

In Herod’s will, Antipas had been named to receive the kingship, but Herod changed his will, naming Archelaus instead. Antipas contested the will before Augustus Caesar, who upheld Archelaus’ claim but divided the kingdom, giving Antipas the tetrarchy of Galilee and Perea. “Tetrarch,” meaning ‘ruler over one fourth’ of a province, was a term applied to a minor district ruler or territorial prince.

Antipas married the daughter of Aretas, king of Arabia. But on one of his trips to Rome, Antipas visited his half brother Herod Philip, the son of Herod the Great and Mariamne II (not Philip the tetrarch). While visiting, he became infatuated with Philip’s wife Herodias, who was quite the ambitious woman. He took her back to Galilee and married her, divorcing Aretas’ daughter and sending her back home. This insulting action brought war. Aretas invaded and Antipas suffered major losses before receiving orders from Rome for Aretas to stop.

According to Josephus, Herod's defeat was popularly believed to be divine punishment for his execution of John the Baptist. Tiberius ordered Vitellius, the governor of Syria, to capture or kill Aretas, but Vitellius was reluctant to support Herod and abandoned his campaign upon Tiberius' death in 37.

It was Herod Antipas’ adulterous relationship with Herodias that brought reproof from John the Baptizer. John was correct in reproving Antipas, because Antipas was nominally a Jew and professedly under the Law. This would lead to John's murder being schemed during a celebration of Antipas' birthday.

On the last day of Jesus’ earthly life, when he was brought before Pontius Pilate and Pilate heard that Jesus was a Galilean, Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas who happened to be in Jerusalem. Herod, disappointed in Jesus, discredited him and made fun of him, then sent him back to Pilate, who was the superior authority as far as Rome was concerned. Pilate and Herod had been enemies, possibly because of certain accusations that Herod had leveled against Pilate. But this move on Pilate’s part pleased Herod and they became friends.
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Jordan, Petra - The Treasury 2407 viewsAl-Khazneh Farun - The Faro treasure
This was build in 84-85 b.c., by king Aretas IV.
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L. Hostilius Saserna – Hostilia-426 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L. Hostilius Saserna denarius c. 48 BC. Head of Gallia right, hair long and dishevelled, Gaulish trempet behind. / L HOSTILIVS SASERNA Diana of Ephesus facing with stag and spear. Crawford 448/1; SRCV 419; Hostilia 4; Syd 953Bud Stewart
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M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus Denarius 58 bc34 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV 379, Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; RSC Aemilia 8, Rome mint, 58 B.C.; obverse Aretas, King of Nabatea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet, M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in ex; reverse Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below, P HYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPTV on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVER in exergue.

M. Aemilius Scaurus, in 62 B.C., as questor to Pompey, was sent against King Aretas but withdrew when Aretas paid 300 talents. Aemilius was curule aedile when this coin was struck. This was the first time a moneyer publicized an event from his own career on coinage. Later he was praetor and propraetor, lost a campaign for Consul, and successfully defended Cicero. In 52 B.C., he was charged with bribery and went into exile.
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M. AEMILIUS Denarius Syd 912, POMPEY Victory v ARETAS 18 viewsOBV: M . SCAVR / AED CVR above king Aretas kneeling beside a camel r., EX on ,S . C on right, REX ARETAS in ex.
REV: HYPSAE (vs) / AED CVR above Jupiter in quadriga left, CAPTVM on right, c. HYPSAEVS cos PREIV (ER) in ex. scorpion below horses
3.1g, 17mm

Minted 58BC
M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. When M. Aemilius was Governor of Syria, he repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians, compelling their king, Aretas, to submit and pay a fine of 300 talents to Pompey. Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with him in B.C. 58.
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M. Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus – Aemilia-837 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC AR denarium (3.65g) M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C, Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, REX ARETAS beneath camel / P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER, Jupiter in quadriga right; scorpion to left. Cr422/1b, Syd 913, Aemilia 8, RCV 379Bud Stewart
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus25 viewsAR Denarius, 4g, 19mm, 6h; Rome, 58 BC.
Obv.: M SCAVR AED CVR, kneeling figure right (King Aretas of Nabataea), holding olive branch and reins of camel beside him; EX on left; S[C] on right; REX ARET[AS] in exergue.
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; scorpion below horses; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue.
Reference: Babelon Aemilia 8 and Plautia 8; Sydenham 913; Crawford 422/1b.
Notes: sold to Sal, 11/15.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus6 viewsAR Denarius, 18mm, 3.8g, 6h; Rome, 58 BC.
Obv.: M SCAVR AED CVR, kneeling figure right (King Aretas of Nabataea), holding olive branch and reins of camel beside him; EX on left; SC on right; REX ARETAS in exergue.
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; scorpion below horses; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVE in exergue.
Reference: Babelon Aemilia 8 and Plautia 8; Sydenham 913; Crawford 422/1b.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus26 viewsIn 67 BCE, Hyrcanus II ascended to the throne of Judea. Scarcely three months later, his younger brother Aristobulus II incited a rebellion, successfully leading the uprising to overthrow Hyrcanus and take the offices of both King and High Priest. Hyrcanus was confined to Jerusalem, where he would continue to receive revenues of the latter office. However, fearing for his life, he fled to Petra and allied himself with Aretas, who agreed to support Hyrcanus after receiving the promise of having the Arabian towns taken by the Hasmoneans returned to Nabataea by Hyrcanus' chief advisor, Antipater the Idumaean.

Aretas advanced towards Jerusalem at the head of 50,000 men, besieging the city for several months. Eventually, Aristobulus bribed Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, deputy of the Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. Scaurus ordered Aretas to withdraw his army, which then suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Aristobulus on the journey back to Nabatea.

Despite the compliance of Aretas, in 62 BCE Scaurus marched on Petra. However, a combination of the rough terrain and low supplies, obliged Scaurus to seek the aid of Hyrcanus, now High Priest (not king) of Judea, who sent Antipater to barter for peace with Aretas. The siege was lifted in exchange for several hundred talents of silver (to Scaurus himself) and recognition of Roman supremacy over Nabatea. Aretas would retain all Nabataean territory and possessions, becoming a vassal of the Roman Empire.

M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 B.C. AR denarius (18.8 mm, 3.75 g, 3 h). Rome mint. M SCAVRV above, AED CVR in exergue, EX - SC on either side, REX ARETAS in exergue, King Aretas kneeling beside camel right, offering olive branch / P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR above, C·HVPSAE COS/PREIVER in exergue, CAPTV on right, Jupiter driving quadriga left. Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; RSC Aemilia 8. Fine.
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M. Aemilius Scaurus & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC16 viewsObv. Camel r; before, Aretas kneeling , holding reins and olive-branch tied with fillet; above M. SCAVR. AED. CVR.; on either side, EX. S.C.; below, REX. ARETAS.
Rv. Jupiter in quadriga l., holding reins and hurling thunderbolt; above, P. HVPSAE. AED. CVR; below, C. HVPSAE. COS. PRIEVE; on r. CAPTV; below horses, scorpion.
17mm, 3.33grams.
Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8.
Canaan
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M. Aemilius Scaurus, Crawford 422/1b55 viewsM. Aemilius Scaurus, gens Aemilia & Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, gens Plautia
AR - denarius, 3.97g, 16mm
Rome, 58 BC
obv. above [M SCAVR] / AED CVR, in ex. REX ARETAS
The Nabatean king Aretas IV Philhellenos kneeling beside a dromedary,
holding reins with his l. hand and in his raised hand filleted olive-branch.
in field l. and r. EX - SC
rev. above P HYPSAEV[S] / AED CVR, r. CAPTV
in ex. C HYPSAE C[OS] / PREIVER
Jupiter in quadriga l., holding reins in l. hand and hurling thunderbolt in raised
r. hand; in front of the horses scorpion r.
Crawford 422/1b; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8; Plautia 8; BMC 3878; Hendin 740
small scratch on l. rev. field, otherwise about EF; struck on small flan

This type commemorates the conquest of Privernum by C.Plautius in 329 BC and the success of Scaurus as legate of Pompeius in conquering Palestine and Arabia, and shows the submission of king Aretas in 62 BC.

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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus (RSC I Aemilia 8, Coin #752)1 viewsRSC I Aemilia 8, AR Denarius, Rome, 58 BC
OBV: M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in exergue; Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet.
REV: PHYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPT on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVER in exergue; Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below.
SIZE: 21.9mm, 3.08g
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus; Denarius20 viewsRRC 422/1b
58 b.c.

Obverse:M . SCAVR / AED CVR above king Aretas kneeling beside a camel right. EX on ,S . C on right, REX ARETAS in ex.
Reverse: HYPSAE/AED CVR above Jupiter in quadriga left, CAPTVM on right, C. HYPSAEVS cos PREIV (ER) in ex. scorpion below horses.

One of the first moneyers commemorating on his coins an event of own history. M. Aemilius, as the Governor of Syria, repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians, compelling their king, Aretas, to submit and pay a fine of 300 talents to Pompey.
He also was one of the richest and most influential men of his time. Still failed to be elected consul in 54 after a bribery case he won with the help of his friend Cicero.

Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with him in B.C. 58.

Purchased from Numismatica Varesina at "World Money Fair" 08.02.2014; Berlin
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Publius Plautius Hypsaeus - AR denarius32 viewsRome
¹²58 BC
Aretas, king of Nabatea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet
M SCAVR / AED CVR
EX _ S C
REX ARETAS
Jupiter in quadriga left, holding reins and thunderbolt, scorpion right
P HYPSAE / AED CVR
CAPT
C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE
¹Crawford 422/1b, SRCV I 379, Crawford 422/1b, Sydenham 913, RSC I Aemilia 8
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,0g
ex Naumann

The moneyers were Curule aediles in 58 BC. Scaurus became praetor in 56 BC and Hypsaeus in 55 BC.

Scaurus lost his father when he was young. He was raised by Sulla as a step-son. He served as quaestor under Pompey and as proquaestor in the third Mithridatic war in 66-61 BC. In the same time conflict between Aristobulus II and Hyrcanus II broke out in Judea. Nabatean king Aretas III supported Hyrcanus and besieged Aristobulus in Jerusalem. Scaurus was send as intermediary. He sent Aretas back and settled the conflict in favour of Aristobulus. Later Pompey accused him of bribery and removed Aristobulus in 63 BC. Scaurus moved to Petra then he was called back after payment of 300 talent fine.

Hypsaeus also served as quaestor under Pompey. Reverse commemorates conquest of Volscian town Priverna by moneyer's ancestor Gaius Plautius Decianus Hypsaeus in 330-329 BC.

Scaurus was the first who depicted event from his own life on coins.
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Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Publius Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 B.C.60 viewsDenarius, Rome mint, 4.08g, 18mm, 58 B.C.; O: Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet, M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in ex; reverse Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below, P HVPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPTVM on right, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE in ex. Hendin 1441.

When M. Aemilius, was governor of Syria, this type was struck to commemorate the defeat of Aretas III by Pompey's general Marcus Scaurus. Pub. Plautius was curule aedile with M. Aemilius in 58 BCE.

By making territorial concessions to Aretas III, Hyrcanus II induced the Nabataean king to join with him in the battle against his brother Aristobulus II. Their combined forces besieged Aristobulus II in Jerusalem in 65 BCE. At about this same time, Pompey's armies, led by Scaurus marched into the East. The brothers appealed to Rome to settle the dispute. Initially Scaurus favored Aristobulus II, but, in 62 BCE, Pompey ruled that Hyrcanus was the rightful king.
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Nabataea Aretas II or III26 viewsMeshorer 1a 18mm, 3.5g
FROM ACSEARCH.info: NABATAEA. Anonymous issues. Circa 72-9 BC. Petra mint.
OBV: Helmeted head of Athena right
REV: Nike standing left, holding wreath. Meshorer, Nabataea 1a; Schmitt-Korte & Price p. 95-6.
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NABATAEA, Aretas IV & Queen Shuqailait, AE19, 9 BC - AD 40. 28 viewsObv: Jugate busts of Aretas IV & Shuqailait.
Rev: Double cornucopias, the names of the King & Queen in Nabataean Aramaic between them.

Meshorer 114; GICV: 5699
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Nabataea, Aretas IV and Phasael AE14, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D.53 viewsObv: laureate head of Aretas right.
Rev: two cornucopias paired right, palm frond left, Aramaic monogram FS (Phasael).
Petra mint.
14mm.
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Nabataea, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD8 viewsAE11, 1.29g, 6h; Petra Mint.
Obv.: Eagle standing left in dotted border, heth in r. field.
Rev.: Heth in wreath.
Reference: Meshorer 88.
Notes: ex-Zach Beasley, electronic sale, 12/2/14, 76.
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Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shaqilat (9 BC- 40 AD) Æ 1714 viewsAncient Greek, Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shaqilat (9 BC- 40 AD) Æ 17

Obverse: S, Jugate busts of Aretas and Shaqilat right, within dotted circle border.

Reverse: HRTT SQL-LT, Two crossed cornucopia, within dotted circle border.

Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 114

Ex: Musa Ali

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Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shuqailat, Æ16. Petra, 9 BC-AD40.47 viewsObv. Aretas stands front in military dress, looking left, spear in right, left on pommel of sword in scabbard, Aramaic monogram upper right, palm left.
Rev. Shuqailat standing left, veiled, wearing long chiton, right hand raised, Aramaic legend, wreath left, Aramaic legend "Shuqa/ila/t" in three lines on right.
References: SNG ANS 1435.
2.47g, 16mm.
Very Fine, sand patina. Rare. Better than most examples

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NABATAEA, Aretas IV. 9 BC-AD 40. Æ Quadrans (20mm). Petra mint. Dated RY 6 (4/3 BC). 6 viewsObv. Laureate head right; Aramaic het-samekh flanking.
Rev. Female figure (Huldu?) standing left , raising hand; date in legend.
In this coin the female is standing right instead of left as in Meshorer, Nabataea 66. This variant was not found in classical references or any online reference
Canaan
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Nabataea, Aretas IV/ Huldu Y.12 - Unpublished variant with Monogram #4 and unlisted year (12)149 viewsObv: Head of Aretas IV r., o to r., Insc.: "חרתת מלך נבטו רחם עמה"
Rev.: Head of Huldu r., Mon. #4 to r., Insc.: "חלדו מלכת נבטו שנת 12"
diam. 13.5 mm., Wt. 4.07 g., Silver
AD. 3/4
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9-6 BC.18 viewsObv : Diademed head of Aretas right.
Rev : Two crossed cornucopias, A in between.
Reference : Meshorer Nabataean 118 (Var.).
12mm, 1.63 grams.
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9 BC-AD 4029 viewsObv : Aramaic ayin / het (Aretas) within wreath
Rev : Eagle standing left, wings closed, Aramaic het (Aretas) behind.
Meshorer Nabataean 93, SNG ANS 1434 var (het ros ligate in wreath)
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9-6 BC. Petra.54 viewsObv: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right .
Rev :Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shuqailat" in two lines above and one below.
References: Meshorer Nabataean 114, SNG ANS 1438 ff.
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9-6 BC. Petra.23 viewsObv: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right .
Rev :Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shuqailat" in two lines above and one below.
References: Meshorer Nabataean 114, SNG ANS 1438 ff.
Canaan
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Nabataea: Aretas II, Obodas I, Rabbel I, or Aretas III 15 viewsAE 15, 2.5g, 11h; Damascus Mint, 135/4 - 62 BCE (?)
Obv.:‭ Head of Athena right, wearing helmet.
Rev.:‭ ‬Nike standing left,‭ ‬wreath in right hand,‭ ‬uncertain object in left / crescent / Λ
References:‭ ‬Meshorer‭ ‬1,‭ ‬Schmitt-Korte‭ 1
Notes: this is a smaller, careless version of the Style I coins.
John Anthony
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Nabataea: Aretas II, Obodas I, Rabbel I, or Aretas III8 viewsAE 14, 2g, 11h; Damascus Mint, 135/4 - 62 BCE (?)
Obv.:‭ Head of Athena right, wearing helmet.
Rev.:‭ ‬Nike standing left,‭ ‬wreath in right hand,‭ ‬uncertain object in left / crescent / Λ
References:‭ ‬Meshorer‭ ‬1,‭ ‬Schmitt-Korte‭ 1
Notes: this is a smaller, careless version of the Style II coins.
John Anthony
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Nabataea: Aretas II, r. 103-96 BCE; or Aretas III, r. 87-62 BCE11 viewsAE17, 3.65g, 12h; Petra Mint (?), 1st-century BCE
Obv.: Unknown head right, helmeted, crested.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand, unknown object in left.
Reference: c.f. Meshorer 3, Schmitt-Korte 4
Notes: Style III (barbarous), ex-Tom Vossen, electronic sale, 8/31/13, 29.
John Anthony
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Nabataea: Aretas IV (9 BCE - 40 CE) Æ Unit24 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., one of the three Biblical kings. Bronze AE 15, , 3.47gm, 19mm, Petra mint, obverse jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right; reverse two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below; beautiful red earthen patina. SNG ANS 1438 - 43, Choice EF.


Aretas ruled around the time of Jesus' birth and was one of the three kings that most likely visited the baby Jesus while Judaea was under Herod the great rule. "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him" Matthew 2:1-8
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Nabataea: Aretas IV Philopatris, r. 9 BCE - 40 CE9 viewsAE 14, 2g, 12h; Petra Mint, 25/26 CE
Obv.: Aretas IV, laureate, standing to front as soldier, looking left, holding spear (?) in right hand, supporting with left, sword in scabbard; in field on left,palm branch, on right monogram no. 4.
Rev.: Shuqailat standing left, veiled, wearing long chiton, raising right hand with palm extended; in field on left, wreath, on right in three lines inscription שק/ל/ת (Shuqa/ila/t)
Meshorer 97, SNG ANS 6 1435
Notes: this issue commemorates Aretas' marriage to his second wife, Shuqailat.
John Anthony
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Nabataea: Aretas IV Philopatris, r. 9 BCE - 40 CE11 viewsAE 15, 1.9g, 12h; Petra Mint, 25/26 CE
Obv.: Aretas IV, laureate, standing to front as soldier, looking left, holding spear (?) in right hand, supporting with left, sword in scabbard; in field on left, palm branch, on right monogram no. 4.
Rev.: Shuqailat standing left, veiled, wearing long chiton, raising right hand with palm extended; in field on left, wreath, on right in three lines inscription שק/ל/ת (Shuqa/ila/t)
Meshorer 97, SNG ANS 6 1435
Notes: This issue commemorates Aretas' marriage to his second wife, Shuqailat.

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Nabataea: Aretas IV Philopatris, r. 9 BCE - 40 CE10 viewsAttribution to follow.John Anthony
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Nabataea: Aretas IV Philopatris, r. 9 BCE - 40 CE10 viewsAE Unit, 18mm, 3.98g; Petra mint: AD 39/40
Obv.: Jugate busts r. of Aretas IV and Shuqailat, the king laureate, with moustache, and with hair hanging down to nape of neck; in field on r., ש, on l., ח; above their heads, inscr. שלם (= whole).
Rev.: Two cornucopiae crossed; between them, above and below, in three lines, inscr. חרתת/שקי/לת (Aretas/ Shuqai/lat).
Reference: Meshorer 112
John Anthony
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Nabataea: Syllaeus and Aretas IV (9-6 BCE) Æ Quadrans (Schmitt-Korte II 26/27; Me-43 var)13 viewsObv: Diademed head of Obodas III facing right; Nabataean shin to left
Rev: Crossed cornucopias; Nabataean shin (Syllaeus) and ḥēth (Aretas) across field

References

Schmitt-Korte, K. and Cowell, M., Nabatean Coinage - Part I. The Silver Content Measured by X-ray Fluorescence Analysis, Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 149, 1989
Schmitt-Korte, K., Nabatean Coinage - Part II. New Coin Types and Variants, Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 150, 1990
Schmitt-Korte, K. and Price, M., Nabatean Coinage - Part III. The Nabatean Monetary System, Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 154, 1994
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Nabataean AE18 jugate busts of Aretas IV & Shuqailat / Crossed Cornucopias, Petra. 12 viewsSNG Part 6 #1438. Super nice VF with soil adhering. _2060

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Nabataean Bronze of Aretas IV7 viewsA Nabataean bronze coin of Aretas IV minted between 9BC-40AD. 15mm. chuy1530
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Nabataean Kingdom32 viewsAretas IV
9 B.C. - 40 A.D.
Bronze AE 15
2.74 gm, 15.0 mm
Obv.: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right
Rev.: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shuqailat" in two lines above and one below
Petra mint
Meshorer Nabataean 114;
SNG ANS 1438 ff.

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NABATAEAN KINGDOM - Aretas IV18 viewsNABATAEAN KINGDOM - Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) AE 15. Standing figure of King Aretas IV as a soldier holding spear in right hand. Reverse.Queen Shaqilit with raised right hand, behind head small wreath.
Ref:SNG ANS 1435. 15.6 mm, 3.63 g.
dpaul7
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NABATAEAN KINGDOM - SYLLAEUS139 viewsNABATAEAN KINGDOM - SYLLAEUS (9 B.C.E.) bronze of 13.3 mm, 2.30 grams. Struck at the mint of Petra, capital of the Nabataeans. Obverse: Laureate bust Syllaeus right. Reverse: Double cornucopias with grapes, initial of Syllaeus on left and right. Reference: not in Meshorer, but similar to Meshorer 43. RARE!

Syllaeus was minister and advisor under the aged king Obodas III. It appears that at the end of his reign Syllaeus and another noble, Aretas, were engaged in a struggle to succeed the king. There is still some question whether Aretas was the son of Obodas. Scarce bronze and truly rare silver coins were struck with the initials for Syllaeus and Aretas. Obviously the two rivals sought a brief accomodation in a joint reign. However, Syllaeus had earned the enmity of the new power in the near east, Rome. In 24 BC he had betrayed the Roman army sent into Arabia Felix, causing its almost complete destruction. He then clashed with Rome's tame prince, Herod of Judaea. Facing accusations of treason, Syllaeus twice had to go to the court at Rome to defend himself and justify his claim to the throne, in 9 and 6 BC. Syllaeus was subsequently beheaded and Aretas left as sole ruler.
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Nabataean Kingdom 9 B.C - 40 A.D.42 views17mm 3.64g Petra mint

Obverse: Aretas IV & Shaquelat right
Reverse: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic inscription
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Nabataean Kingdom, Arabia, Aretas II-III (c. 120+ BC), AE18, Damascus mint21 viewsAncient Greek, Nabataean Kingdom, Arabia, Aretas II (c. 120+ BC), AE18, Damascus mint, 18mm, 4.1g

Obverse: No legend, Corinthian helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: No legend, Nike standing left holding wreath, crescent over Λ field mark left.

Reference: Meshorer 1

Ex: Charachmoba Gym
Gil-galad
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Nabataean Kingdom, Aretas II80 viewsAE 19, Damascus mint, 110-96 BC
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Nike facing holding wreath.
19mm , 3.2 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Nabataean Kingdom, ARETAS IV21 views9 BC - 40 AD
AE 15 mm 1.80 g
9 BC - 40 AD
AE 15 mm 1.80 g
O: Aretas standing front in military dress, looking left, spear in right, left on pommel of sword in scabbard, Aramaic monogram (H) upper right, palm left
R: Shuqailat standing left, veiled, wearing long chiton, right hand raised, wreath left
Petra mint
Meshorer Nabataean 97, SNG ANS 1435
laney
aretsyl.jpg
Nabataean Kingdom, Syllaeus and Aretas IV, 9 BC15 viewsAE 16, 2.38g, 1h; Petra mint: 9 BC.
Obv.: Diademed head of Obodas II; in left field, Nabataean letter shin.
Rev. Crossed cornucopias; in left field, shin.
Reference: Meshorer 43 var., Schmitt-Korte 26.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom, Syllaeus and Aretas IV, 9 BC 6 viewsAE 16, 2.38g, 1h; Petra mint: 9 BC.
Obv.: Diademed head of Aretas IV in; in left field, monogram of Sylleaus: ligature of shin and lamedh + yodh.
Rev.: Crossed cornucopias; in left field, monogram of Sylleaus.
Reference: Meshorer 43 var., Schmitt-Korte 26.
Notes: ex David Conners, electronic sale, 11/25/14, 29.
John Anthony
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NABATAEAN KINGDOM--ARETAS IV12 views9 BC - 40 AD
AE 12.5 X 15.5 mm 2.51 g
O: Jugate, laureate and draped busts of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right
R: Two crossed cornucopiae
Petra mint, Meshorer Nabataean 114, SNG ANS 1438 ff.
laney
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NABATAEAN KINGDOM--ARETAS IV19 views9 BC - 40 AD
AE 12 mm, 1.66 g
O: Aretas IV, head right
R: Crossed Cornucopias, Petra.
SNG Part 6 #1432.
laney
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NABATAEAN KINGDOM--ARETAS IV22 views9 B.C.- 40 AD
AE 13 mm, 2.23 g
O: Laureate head of Aretas IV right
Crossed cornuacopiae over caduceus
Petra mint
cf Meshorer 76
laney
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NABATAEAN KINGDOM--ARETAS IV14 views9 BC - 40 AD
AE 18 mm max., 2.97 g
O: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right
R: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below
Petra mint
laney
nabat_b.jpg
NABATAEAN KINGDOM--ARETAS IV10 views9 BC - 40 AD
AE 12.5 X 15.5 mm 2.51 g
O: Jugate, laureate and draped busts of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right
R: Two crossed cornucopiae
Petra mint, Meshorer Nabataean 114, SNG ANS 1438 ff.
laney
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas II, 120/110 – 96 BC13 viewsAE16, 3.3g, 10h; Damascus Mint
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev.: Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, uncertain object in left.
References: Meshorer 1A, Schmitt-Korte 2
Notes: Style I, ex-Holyland, electronic sale, 9/4/13, 101.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas II, and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III 6 viewsAE15, 2.9g, 12h; Damascus Mint, 110-62 BCE (?)
Obv.:‭ Head of Athena (?) right, wearing crested Boeotian helmet.
Rev.:‭ ‬Nike standing left,‭ ‬wreath in right hand,‭ ‬uncertain object in left / crescent / Λ
References:‭ ‬Meshorer‭ ‬1,‭ ‬Schmitt-Korte‭ 1
Notes: Style II
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas III, 83-62 BC6 viewsAE, 3.56g, 12h; Damascus Mint, 83/82-71 BC
Obv.: Diademed head of Aretas III right.
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΡΕΤΟΥ; Nike in guise of Tyche, turreted, standing left, winged, holding scepter in left hand and waving wreath to her front with right; monogram AP in right field.
Reference: Meshorer 8
Notes: Ex-Jacquier, Kehl, lot 8, spring 1988, no. 130; Poinsignon Numismatique, electronic sale, 6/8/15, quq.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas III, 87-62 BC23 viewsAE20, 7g, 12h; Damascus Mint, 87-62 BCE
Obv.: Diademed head of Aretas III right
Rev.: Tyche of Damascus, turreted, seated left on rock,
wearing long mantle, holding uncertain object in right hand,
river god swimming below, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΑΡΕΤΟΥ/ΦΙΑ-ΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Reference: Meshorer 6A
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV (9 BCE - 40CE) Æ Unit, Petra (Meshorer 113; SNG ANS 1438)13 viewsObv: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right
Rev: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below
Quant.Geek
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - 40 AD13 viewsAE 14, 1.68g, 12h; Petra mint, 5/4 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Aretas IV right, in field, below right, ח
Rev.: Two cornucopias parallel right, with palm branch issuing below;
in field on right, below, פצ ; on left above, ח
Reference: Obverse of Meshorer 62A(?), reverse of 61A
Notes: ex-FORVM
John Anthony
aretasiv.jpg
Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - 40 AD12 viewsAE17; Petra mint
Obv.: Jugate portraits of Aretas IV and Shuqailat.
Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae, Nabataean legends "Aretas/Shuqailat".
Notes: ex-Zurquieh, electronic sale, 2/19/13, 16.
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - 40 AD8 viewsAE Unit, 14.5mm, 2.7g, Petra mint: AD 39/40
Obv.: Laureate head of Aretas IV right, with hair falling to nape of neck; in field, on right, heth, on left, shin.
Rev.: Two cornucopiae crossed; in field on right, heth (off flan), on left, shin.
Reference: Meshorer 116
Notes: This portrait does not resemble Aretas IV in the least. It is similar to the portraits of Obodas II on his silver issues. The coin may be an unpublished type.
John Anthony
aretas_ii_b.jpg
Nabataean Kingdom:‭ ‬Aretas II and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III8 viewsAE16, 3.2g, 12h‭; ‬Damascus Mint, 110-62 BCE (?)
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev.: Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, uncertain object in left.
References: Meshorer 1A, Schmitt-Korte 2
Notes: Style I, tight flan.
John Anthony
aretas_ii_d.jpg
Nabataean Kingdom:‭ ‬Aretas II and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III10 viewsAE15, 2.3g, 12h; Unknown mint, 1st-century BCE
Obv.: Unknown head right, helmeted, crested.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand, unknown object in left.
Reference: c.f. Meshorer 3, Schmitt-Korte 4
Notes: Style III (barbarous)
John Anthony
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Nabataean Kingdom:‭ ‬Aretas II and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III18 viewsAE17, 4.12g, Unknown mint, 1st-century BCE
Obv.: Athena head right, helmeted, crested.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding unknown object in right hand, unknown object in left.
Reference: c.f. Meshorer 1.
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NABATAEAN KINGS59 views Aretas IV. AE 18. Petra 9 BC–AD 40. 3.50 grs. Jugate busts of Aretas (laureate) and Queen Shuqailat (veiled) to right / Two crossed cornucopiae with Nabataean inscription, Aretas Shuqailat.
Meshorer 113. SNG ANS 1440.
2 commentsbenito
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Nabataean, Aretas IV54 viewsNabataean Kington: Aretas IV. AR Drachm. Obverse: Aramaic "Aretas, king of Nabataea, lover of his people," laureate and draped bust of Aretas right. Reverse: Aramaic "Shuqailat, queen of Nabataea," date off flan, jugate busts of Aretas and Shuqailat right.

Ex Forvm. This is a well worn coin, but I like it for a couple of reasons. First, it was an affordable silver coin from Nabataea. Second, the flan is uniformly thick. Much thicker than the denarii I've put together.
1 commentsLucas H
Aretas_IV_and_Shuqailat.jpg
Nabataean, Aretas IV, bronze33 viewsNabataean 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).
1 commentsLucas H
Aretas_IV,_egeal.jpg
Nabataean, Aretas IV, Eagle28 viewsNabataean 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.

1 commentsLucas H
nabat_aretas_phasael_res.jpg
NABATAEN KINGDOM, ARETAS IV AND PHASAEL 23 views9 BC - 40 AD
Struck 5 - 4 BC
AE 12.5 X 15 mm; 2.03 g
O: Laureate head of Aretas right;
R: Two cornucopias paired right, palm frond left, H upper left, between palm and lower horn; Aramaic monogram FS (Phasael, Aretas' son) lower right
Petra mint; cf Meshorer Nabataean 61A
(Possibly struck in the year of Christ's birth)
laney
Nabatean_aretas_shiliquat.jpg
Nabatea Arabia, Aretas IV and Shugailat16 viewsObv. Jugate heads of Aretas IV and Shiliquat right
Rev. Double cornucopia crossed
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas II, Meshorer 18 viewsAretas II, ca. 110-96 BC
AE 15, 3.12g
obv. Head of Athena, helmeted, r.
rev. Nike, winged, in peplos, girded, stg. l., resting with l. hand on stele and holding in extended r. hand wreath
in lower l. field crescent above A (for Aretas?)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 1
About VF, patina damage on rev.

R. Barclay writes: "mast (stylis)", but I think it can well be a stele.
Jochen
nabatea_aretasII_Meshorer2.JPG
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas II, Meshorer 219 viewsAretas II, c. 102-96 BC
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 17, 3.99g, 16.58mm, 0°
unknown mint
obv. helmeted head of Athena r., long hair as dotted lines
rev. Nike, winged, stg. l., holding in extended r. hand wreath upwards and in lowered l. hand unknown object
in lower l. field crescent above A (Aretas)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 2
about VF, sand patina
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas III, Meshorer 610 viewsNabatean Kingdom, Aretas III Philhellenos, 84-62/61 BC
AE 20, 6.84g, 19.92mm, 0°
Damascus, 84-71 BC
obv. Head of Aretas III, diademed, r.
Rv.: Tyche of Damascus, wearing mural crown, on rock std. l., wearing mantle on lower part of body, holding cornucopiae in l. hand and extending r. hand; below river-god Chrysorhoas swimming l.
in r. and l. field in 3 vertical lines:
BAΣIΛEWΣ / APETOV / ΦIΛEΛΛENOΣ
last line by hand of Tyche divided in ΦIΛE - ΛΛENOΣ
in l. field AP
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 6
F+, thick sand encrustations

This type imitates the famous Tyche of Antioch.
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV7 viewsobverse Aretas' Aramaic monogram (het) within wreath.
reverse eagle standing right, wings closed, Aramaic monogram (heth) left
References: Meshorer Nabataean 91, SNG ANS 1434.
11mm, 1.1 grams
Canaan
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Nabatean kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 50 var.4 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 4.15g, 15mm
Petra, 8/7 BC
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[H]RTT MLK NBTW [RHM 'MH]
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh = Harithath, king of the Nabateans, lover of his
people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
in l. and r. field ח - o
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבתו ב שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HLDW MLKT - NBTW] SNT 2
= Huldu Malikat Nabatu Shanat 2 = Huldu, queen of the Nabateans, year 2
Bust of Huldu, draped, diademed and veiled, r.
in l. and r. field ח - o
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 50 var. (without o in the fields)
rare, about VF

מחר חמע (RHM 'MH) = lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris.
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 5413 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 3.53g, 13.94mm, 0°
Petra, 6/5 BC
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HRTT M]LK - NBTW RHM '[MH]
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh = Harithath, king of the Nabateans, lover of his
people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבת נבתו שנת ד
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HLDW MLKT - [NBTW SNT 4]
= Huldu Malikat Nabatu Shanat 4 = Huldu, queen of the Nabateans, year 4
Bust of Huldu, draped, diademed and veiled
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 54
rare, about VF, sand patina

RHM 'MH, lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris.
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 8613 viewsAretas IV. Philopatris & Huldu, 9 BC - AD 40
AR - Drachm, 4.52g, 15.74mm, o°
Petra, AD 5/6 (RY 14)
obv. Bust of Aretas IV, diademed and laureate, r., in field r. ח (H)
Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT MLK - [NBTW RHM 'MH]
= Harithah Malik - Nabatu Rahem Amah
= Harithath king of the Nabateans lover of his people
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבתו יד שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HLDW MLKT] - NBTW SNT 14 (NBTW nearly unreadable)
= Huldu Malikat - Nabatu Shanat 14
= Huldu queen of the Nabateans year 14
Bust of Huldu, diademed, veiled and draped, r., in field r. ח (H)
ref. Meshorer 86
rare, F, excentric

On rev. lower l. the Nabatean year CX (= 10 4)
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Phasael, Meshorer 61a27 viewsAretas IV & Phasael, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabataean: Harithath
AE 14, 1.89g, 14.21mm, 0°
Petra, 5/4 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV r.
rev. 2 parallel filleted cornucopias r., palm branch l.
below פצ (for Phasael), above ח (for Harithath)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 61a
about VF, sandy patina

Phasael was the 4th son of Aretas IV. According to Meshorer these coins were issued only in 5/4 BC, the presumable year of birth of Phasael.
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Phasael, Meshorer 62A14 viewsAretas IV & Phasael, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabataean: Harithath
AE 16, 2.90g, 15.74mm, 0°
Petra, 5/4 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV r.
rev. 2 parallel filleted cornucopias r., palm branch l.
in lower r. field ח (for Harithat), above פצ (for Phasael)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 62 A
F+, sandy patina

Phasael was the 4th son of Aretas IV. According to Meshorer these coins were issued only in 5/4 BC, the presumable year of birth of Phasael.
Jochen
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Phasael, Meshorer 6310 viewsAretas IV & Phasael, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabataean: Harithath
AE 15, 2.52g, 1478, 0°
Petra, 5/4 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV r.
[in r. field ח]
rev. 2 parallel filleted cornucopias l., palm branch l.
in lower l. field פצ (for Phasael)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 63
about VF, grey green patina

Phasael was the 4th son of Aretas IV. According to Meshorer these coins were issued only in 5/4 BC, the presumable year of birth of Phasael.
Jochen
nabatea_aretasIV_Meshorer64.jpg
Nabatean kingdom, Aretas IV & Phasael, Meshorer 6431 viewsAretas IV, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 15, 1.98g, 14.89mm
Petra, 5/4 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV r.
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between פצ (for Phasael)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 64
about VF

Phasael was the 4th son of Aretas IV. According to Meshorer these coins were issued only in 5/4 BC, the presumable year of birth of Phasael.
Jochen
nabatea_aretasIV_Meshorer121.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 12117 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 11, 0.73g, 10.73mm, 180°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV (smaller than usual)
rev. draped and veiled bust of Shuqailat r.
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 121
scarce, VF, dark green patina
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nabatea_aretasIV_shuqailat_Meshorer112_#2_x.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, cf. Meshorer 112 (שלמ written-out and X)9 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 16, 2.32g, 16.01mm, 345°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ (written out)
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת below לת X
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT below LT X
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. cf. Meshorer Nabatean 112
F+, black patina, sandy deposits

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established. According to Schmitt-Korte the X below the crossing of the 2 cornucopias appears on the types with the written-out שלמ
Jochen
nabatea_aretasIV_shuqailat_Meshorer112_#1.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 112 (שלמ written-out)9 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.67g, 17.87mm, 0°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 112
VF-, black patina, sandy deposits

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established.
Jochen
nabatea_aretasIV_shuqailat_Meshorer113_#1.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 113 #1 ( שלמ as monogram)31 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.53g, 18.10mm, 330°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ as monogram (Meshorer p.85, #9)
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 113
EF, black patina

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established.
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nabatea_aretasIV_shuqailat_Meshorer113_#3.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 113 #2 (שלמ as monogram and X)17 viewsAretas IV. & Shuqailat, 9 BC - AD 40
AE 17, 3.53g
Petra, AD 29/30
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and of queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
Above head Nabatean legend:
שלמ as monogram (Meshorer p. 85, #9)
from r. to l. transcribed (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias, in between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
below שקי X
ref. cf. Meshorer Nabatean 113
VF, black patina with sandy deposits

According to Meshorer שלמ (= whole) is a denomination, which then was ommitted because this denomination has well been established. The X above the crossing of the cornucopias is not mentioned by Meshorer.

"Now further variants of these bronze coins have been found (nos. 80, 81) which show the same sign X as the silver issue of year 29. We believe that this sign marks year 4 of queen Shaqilat and that this was the year of the currency reform when the new bronze type was introduced. In order to mark the changes, several features on the new coins were altered. Aretas wears a moustache, Shaqilat has a love-lock (as opposed to an earring), and the numeral 4 was added on both silver and bronze coins in the first year of the new issues. If 29 is the fourth year of Shaqilat then the marriage between Aretas and Shaqilat fell in his 25th year, which corresponds to ad 16."

Karl Schmitt-Korte, "Nabataean Coinage—Part II. New Coin Types and Variants", The Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 150 (1990), pp. 105-133.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 114128 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.45g, 18.10mm, 330°
Petra, AD 23-40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV and queen Shuqailat, draped and laureate, r.
in l. field ח (for Harithath), in r. field ש (for Shuqailat)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornuacopiae
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 114; SNG ANS 1438
EF, superb sand patina

The Nabatean name of Aretas was Harithath. Originally he was named Aeneas. His 1st wife was Huldu (AD 1-16), his 2nd wife his sister Shuqailath (since AD 23). Under his reign the Nabatean kingdom reached its largest expansion. He was called Aretas the Great. He is not related to Aretas III. The Nabatean is the origin of the Arabic script.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 9714 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
AE 15, 2.21g, 15.49mm, 180°
Petra, AD 18/19
obv. Aretas IV, laureate, stg. frontal, looking l., holding spear in raised l. hand and grasping with r. hand at
his sword hanging in scabbard at his girdle; his hair falling down over his neck
in l. field palm branch, in upper r. field monogram 4 (חר for Harithath)
rev. Shuqailat in long robe, veiled, stg. r., raising palm of her hand
in l. field wreath, in r. field Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
שק / יל / ת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQ / YL / T
= Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 97
F+, sandy incrustations

Probably struck for his marriage where Shuqailat was made queen.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 9828 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 4.62g, 15.82mm, 315°
Petra, AD 16/17
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HRT]T MLK - [NBTW RHM 'MH]
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh
= Harithath, king of the Nabateans, lover of his people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
שקילת מלכת נבתו שנת ךח
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQYLT MLKT - [NBTW SNT 28]
= Shuqailat Malikat Nabatu Shanat 28
= Shuqailat, queen of the Nabateans, year 28
Bust of Shuqailat I, draped, diademed and veiled
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 98
rare, about VF, excentrically struck

RHM 'MH, lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris.
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat, Meshorer 99-1119 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabaean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 3.79g, 16.25mm, 0°
Petra, AD 20-40
obv. Nabatean legende (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HRTT MLK NBTW] - RHM 'MH
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh
= Harithath, king of the Nabataeans, lover of his people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
שקילת מלכת נבתו שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQYLT MLKT - [NB]TW SNT ?
= Shuqailat Malikat - Nabatu Shanat ?
= Shuqailat, queen of the Nabataeans, year ?
Jugate busts of Aretas, laureate, and Shuqailat, draped, r.
ref.: Meshorer Nabatean 99-112
rare, about VF

מחר חמע (RHM 'MH), lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Syllaeus, Meshorer 4418 viewsAretas IV, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 2.73g, 14.02mm, 0°
Petra, 9 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV, r.
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
in l. field ש (for Syllaeus), in r. field ח (for Harithath)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 44
F+, sand patina
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 11523 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 15, 2.02g, 14.97mm, 0°
Petra AD 39/40
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, with moustache, hairs falling down to neck
[in r. field ח]
rev. Wreath with Nabatean legend within:
חרתת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT
= Harithath
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 115
rare, about VF, sand patina as usual
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 57 var.20 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 2.33g, 14.31mm, 180°
Petra, 6/5 BC
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, long hair, r., before ח
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias, in between x (year 4)
in l. and r. field ח (for Harithath?) - o
ref. Meshorer Nabatea 57 var. (has in field o - ח)
F/VF, sand patina

o possibly stands for the mint of Petra (nabatäisch Reqem = stain, spot)
ח can stand for the family of the mintmasters (Meshorer)
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 6732 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 2.08g, 14.05mm, 0°
Petra, 4/3 BC
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, r.
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias from which pomegranates are hanging down towards
centrum
between horns (from r. to l.) חר (for Harithath)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 67
about VF, nice portrait
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 73A14 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 13, 1.88g, 13.22mm, 0°
Petra, 4/3 BC
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, long hair, r.
in l. field monogram no.6 (חר)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias, in between o
in l. and r. field ח (for Harithath?)
ref. Meshorer Nabatea 73A; BMC Arabia 34; Lindgren 2522; SGICV 5701
about VF, sand Patina

o possibly stands for the mint of Petra (nabatäisch Reqem = stain, spot)
ח can stand for the family of the mintmasters (Meshorer)
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 7614 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 2.08g, 14.43mm, 315°
Petra, 4/3 BC
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV, r.; in field r. ח
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias, kerykeion between; on staff of kerykeion above ח, below o; in l. field ח
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 76
F+, sand patina
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 77 cf.16 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 1.67g, 13.94mm, 0°
Petra, 4/3 BC
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, r.
in field o
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias, kerykeion between. on l. side of kerykeion o, on r. side ח
ref. not in Meshorer:
cf. Meshorer Nabatean 77 (o and ח in l. and r. field outside of the cornucopias)
F+, sand patina
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Nabatean Kingdom, Obodas III & Syllaeus, Meshorer 4229 viewsObodas III, 30 - 9 BC
Nabatean: Abadad
AE 14, 2.68g, 13.9mm, 0°
Petra, 9 BC - AD 6
obv. laureate head of Obodas III, r.
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
in l. field ש (for Syllaeus), in r. field ח (for Harithath)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 42
rare, EF
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Syllaeus was chief minister for Obodas III and he briefly shared rule of Nabataea with Aretas IV after Obodas death. But Syllaeus had a powerful enemy. In 24 B.C. Syllaeus had betrayed Rome causing almost the complete destruction of an army sent into Arabia Felix. Syllaeus was twice called to the court at Rome, where in 6 B.C. he was convicted of treason and Obodas' murder. He was beheaded and his body was pitched from the Tarpeian Rock (FAC).
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Nabatean. Aretas IV and Shaqilat (9 BC-AD 40).13 viewsNabatean Kingdom. Aretas IV and Shaqilat (9 B.C.-A.D. 40). Ae 15.1~16.8mm. 2.17 g. Petra. Obv: Jugate busts of Aretas and Shaqilat right. Rev: Crossed cornucopiae. Meshorer, Nabataea 114.ddwau
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NABATEI, Bronzo-AE, Petra. Aretas IV e Shuqailat (9 a.C.- 40 d.C.)66 viewsNabatei, AE18. Coniato a Petra tra il 9 a.C. e il 40 d.C. Regno di Aretas IV
AE, gr. 5,0. mm 18, MB+/BB
D/ busti accostati di Aretas IV (togato) e della principessa Shuqailat, sua figlia
R/ cornucopie incrociate
SNG Part 6 #1438.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (23 novembre 2007, numero catalogo 61); ex David Connors collection, Oak Harbor WA Usa, fino al 2007).
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Petra - Royal Tombs11 viewsThe Um Tomb, one of the Royal Tombs in Petra. Thought to be the tomb of either Malchus II or Aretas IV.otlichnik
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Petra, Nabatea. Aretas IV88 viewsAretas IV Philopatris was the King of the Nabataeans from roughly 9 BC to AD 40.

His full title, as given in the inscriptions, was "Aretas, King of the Nabataeans, Friend of his People." Being the most powerful neighbour of Judea, he frequently took part in the state affairs of that country, and was influential in shaping the destiny of its rulers. While on not particularly good terms with Rome - as intimated by his surname, "Friend of his People", which is in direct opposition to the prevalent φιλορώμαις ("Friend of the Romans") and φιλόκαισαρ ("Friend of the Emperor") - and though it was only after great hesitation that Augustus recognized him as king, nevertheless he took part in the expedition of Varus against the Jews in the year 4 BC, and placed a considerable army at the disposal of the Roman general.

His daughter Phasaelis married Herod Antipas (4 BC – AD 39), otherwise known as Herod the Tetrarch. When Herod divorced Phasaelis to take his brother's wife Herodias, mother of Salome, in 36, Phasaelis fled to her father. Relations between Herod and Aretas IV were already strained over border disputes, and with his family honour shamed, Aretas IV invaded Herod's holdings, defeating his army[1] and capturing territories along the West Bank of the Jordan River, including the areas around Qumran[citation needed].

The classical author Josephus connects this battle, which occurred during the winter of AD 36/37, with the beheading of John the Baptist, which occurred about the same time.

Herod Antipas then appealed to Emperor Tiberius, who dispatched the governor of Syria to attack Aretas. But because of the emperor's death in AD 37 this action was never carried out.

The Christian Apostle, Paul, mentions that he had to sneak out of Damascus in a basket through a window in the wall to escape King Aretas. (2 Corinthians 11:32, 33, cf Acts 9:23, 24).

NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9 BC-AD 40. Æ Quadrans. Petra mint. Dated RY 5 (5/4 BC). Laureate head right; Aramaic het-samekh flanking / Female figure (Huldu?) standing left, raising hand; date in legend. Meshorer, Nabataea 58.

Ex- CNG sale 143, Lot: 340
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aemilius Scarus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius, 58BC19 viewsObv: M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C ; King Aretas III of Nabatea kneeling before camel in an attitude of supplication, holding reins and olive-branch tied with fillet.
Rev: P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER ; Jupiter in quadriga left, hurling thunderbolt, scorpion below horses.
ex: Eden Seminary Collection
Aemilia 8 (3.9 gm)

This denarius was struck to commemorate the defeat by Pompey's general Marcus Scaurus of Aretas III, supporter of John Hyrcanus II in his battles against his brother, Aristobulus II.
This is one of the earliest instances of a moneyer commemorating on his coins an event connected with his own history. When M. Aemilius, one of the most noted men of his time, was Governor of Syria, he repressed the incursions of the Nabathean Arabians.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius7 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: King Aretas kneeling right and extending olive branch in right hand and holding reins of camel in left hand; M SCAVR/AED CVR above; EX-SC on side; REX ARETAS in exergue.

Rev: Jupiter in fast quadriga galloping left; scorpion below horses’ feet; P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR, above; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in exergue.

References: Crawford 422/1b; BMCRR 3879; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8; Plautia 8-9.

Provenance: Ex SC Collection; Stack's Auction (14-15 Jun 1971), Lot 240.

Scaurus and Hypsaeus struck these coins as curule aediles, by Senatorial decree. Grueber states that lavish public games were the reason for the special issue, while Crawford suggests the corn dole and/or Caesar’s agrarian law were the more likely reasons. Scaurus, as governor of Syria, was victorious against the Nabataean king Aretas who surrendered and paid a fine of 300 talents to Pompey. It was this event that he chose to depict on the obverse of the coin. On the reverse, Hypsaeus refers to the capture of the Volscian town of Privernum by his ancestor, C. Plautius Decianus, consul in 329 BCE. Hypsaeus chose to repeat this reverse type on a denarius he struck as moneyer in ca. 57 BCE (Crawford 420). This issue has a large number of legend varieties and the scorpion is missing from some dies.
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RRC422/1 (M. Aemilius Scaurus, P. Plautius Hypsaeus)89 viewsObv. King Aretas of Nabatea kneeling beside camel, raising olive branche with fillet; M SCAVR(VS) | AED CVR above, [E]X – SC at sides; [R]EX ARETAS in exergue
Rev. Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, horses trampling scorpion; P HYPSAEVS | AED CV(R) above, CAPTV[M] on right, C HYPSAE COS | PREIVER(NVM) in exergue
18 mm, 3.80 grams
Rome, 58 B.C.

Allusions: Scaurus refers to his own deed on the obverse, the first time a Roman dared to do so on a coin. In 62 B.C., he had defeated Haritha (Aretha) III of Nabatea, who was marching on Jerusalem, to help the rightful king John Hyrcanus II. Scaurus, a lieutenant of Pompey's, was bribed by Aristoboulos with 400 talents, then took another 300 from Aretas to spare the Nabetean capital of Petra (Josephus, BJ I.127, Ant. Jud. 14.2, 14.5). His colleague chose a more distant motive: C. Plautius Decianus had captured the Volscian city of Privernum (Piperno) in 329 B.C. Any direct relations between Hypsaeus and Decianus are most likely invented, however.

Moneyers: The moneyers of this coin were not the IIIViri Monetales, but the Curule Aediles of 58 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. Both were Pompeian supporters ultimately dropped by their patron in 52 B.C. M. Scaurus, stepsone of Sulla, who had already battled in Judaea and Nabatea (where his massacred are mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls) would rise to be praetor in 56 B.C. and propraetor of Sardinia the following year. Accused of extortion, he was defended by Cicero and aquitted, only to be exiled on the charge of ambitus in 52. B.C. He was also the first major Roman collector of engraved gemstones, put together in a dactyliotheca exceeding even that of Mithridates of Pontus (Pliny, NH 37.5.11). Less is known about his colleague during his aedileship. P. Plautius Hypsaeus rose to the praetorship in 55 B.C. but was tried for bribery in 52 B.C. whilst standing for consul. He convicted and fled into exile.

On this issue: M. Aemilius Scaurus' aedileship is known and can be securely dated. It became famous for the unparalleled lavishness of its games. These included the construction of an artificial lake to show off crocodiles and hippopotamuses; Scaurus also brought a huge skeleton from Joppa, believed to be the monster to which Andromeda was to be sacrificed (Pliny NH 9.4.11). He also had a temporary theatre capable of holding 80,000 spectators built, standing for just one month, and adorned with all kinds of luxuries (Pliny, NH 36.2.5; 36.24.113ss). After the games, he had the huge marble columns transferred to his house, for which the sewer contractors demanded a hefty security fee, in case their weight caused the drains to cave in (ibid. 36.2.6). According to Pliny, the remains of the theatre alone were worth 30 million sesterces (or 7,500,000 denarii).
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Script test post.14 views𐢛𐢃𐢁𐢑 ← → RBAL - Rabbel

𐢄𐢓𐢑𐢞 ← → GMLT - Gamilat

Rulers found on Nabataean coins.

𐢇𐢛𐢞𐢞 ← → HRTT - Aretas
𐢄𐢓𐢑𐢞 ← → GMLT - Gamilat
𐢇𐢑𐢅𐢈 ← → HLDW - Huldu
𐢒𐢑𐢏𐢈 ← → MLKW - Malichus
𐢗𐢃𐢅𐢞 ← → OBDT - Obodas
𐢛𐢃𐢁𐢑 ← → RBAL - Rabbel
𐢝𐢚𐢌𐢑𐢞 ← → SQYLT - Shaqilat

𐢝𐢕𐢞 ← → SNT - Shanat - Year

𐢊𐢛𐢇 ← → HRH - Hetrahe - 1 - One
𐢊𐢛𐢇𐢏𐢑 ← → HRHKL - Hetrahekal - 2 - Two
𐢞𐢑𐢞 ← → TLT - Talat - 3 - Three
𐢁𐢛𐢃𐢗 ← → ARBO - Arbo - 4 - Four

𐢝𐢞 ← → ST - Shat - 6 - Six
𐢜𐢃𐢗 ← → SBO - Shabo - 7 - Seven


𐢗𐢝𐢅 ← → OSR - Oshara - 10 - Ten

𐢇𐢛𐢞𐢞 ← → HRTT - Aretas
𐢝𐢚𐢌𐢑𐢞 ← → SQYLT - Shaqilat
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SHAQUILATH I, wife of Aretas IV, Philopater, king of Nabatea, 9 BCE-40 CE.167 viewsPetra, Nabatea. Æ 19mm.
Obv: Jugate busts of Aretas and Shaquilath to r.
Rev: Two cornuacopiae, crossed; between them Aramaic legend, “Aretas, Shaquilath” in 3 lines.
Meshorer 114; SGI 5699; BMC 28.9, 23; Forrer 212.
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Syllaeus and Aretas IV, 9 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 118 var13 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Syllaeus and Aretas IV, 9 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 118 var (Aretas IV sole reign), F, Petra mint, 1.666g, 14.3mm, 0o, 9 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Obodas II, Aramaic S (Shin = Syllaeus) left, Aramaic H (Het = Aretas) right; reverse , crossed cornucopias, pomegranate blossom on a long stalk between the horns, Aramaic S (Shin = Syllaeus) left, Aramaic H (Het = Aretas) right; rare. Syllaeus was chief minister for Obodas III and he briefly shared rule of Nabataea with Aretas IV after Obodas death. But Syllaeus had a powerful enemy. In 24 B.C. Syllaeus had betrayed Rome causing almost the complete destruction of an army sent into Arabia Felix. Syllaeus was twice called to the court at Rome, where in 6 B.C. he was convicted of treason and Obodas' murder. He was beheaded and his body was pitched from the Tarpeian Rock. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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reverse: crossed cornucopiae
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[402a] Nabataean Kingdom, Aretas II, c. 110 - 96 B.C.20 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas II, c. 110 - 96 B.C. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 1, Fair, Damascus, 2.127g, 14.2mm, 0o. Obverse: head right with crested helmet, long hair; Reverse: Nike standing left, holidng uncertain object in left, wreath in right. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. The first king to issue coins was Aretas II, a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.
See: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/indexfrm.asp?vpar=54&pos=0
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[402b] Nabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D.26 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., Bronze AE 15, SNG ANS 1435, F, Petra mint, 2.207g, 13.7mm, 0. Obverse: Aretas stands front in military dress, spear in right, left on pommel of sword in scabbard, Aramaic monogram (H) upper right. Reverse: Shuqailat standing l., veiled, wearing long chiton, right hand raised, Shuqailat in Aramaic in right field. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. The first king to issue coins was Aretas II, a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.

Aretas IV was the greatest Nabataean king, ruling S. Palestine, most of Trans-Jordan, N. Arabia, and Damascus. Little is known of him because Nabataea did not keep records. Paul mentions Aretas in connection with his visit to Damascus (2 Corinthians 11:32).

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[402c] Nabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D.26 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D. Bronze AE 15, BMC 4-5, S 5703, Petra, 3.12g, 17.8mm, 0o. Obverse: jugate laureate and draped bust of Malichus II and Shaquilath II right; Reverse: two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Malichus, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. The first king to issue coins was Aretas II, a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.
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In 67 A.D. Malichus II sent an army to help Vespasian in the siege of Jerusalem. Malichus lost control of Damascus but retained the territory to the east and southeast of it.
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[402d] Nabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D.21 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 140A, S 5703, SNG ANS 1444, BMC 4-5, F, Petra mint, 2.174g, 15.2mm, 0o. Obverse: jugate laureate and draped bust of Malichus II and Shuqailat II right; Reverse: two cornucopias, crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Malichus / Shuqai/lat" in two lines above and one below the cornucopias. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. Aretas II was a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. Aretas III was the first to issue coins, which he began after he defeated the Seleucid army in 84 B.C. and the council of Damascus asked him to govern their city. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.

Damascus was finally lost to the Nabataeans under Malichus II (AD 40 -70 AD) son of Aretas IV. Little is known of him, but according to Josephus he sent Emperor Titus 1000 cavalry and 5000 infantry which took part in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.

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[402e] Nabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D.30 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Malichus II, 40 - 70 A.D. Bronze AE 16, Meshorer 140A, S 5703, SNG ANS 1444, BMC 4-5, gF, Petra mint, 2.363g, 15.6mm, 0o. Obverse: jugate laureate and draped bust of Malichus II and Shuqailat II right; Reverse: two cornucopias, crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Malichus / Shuqai/lat" in two lines above and one below the cornucopias. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. Aretas II was a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. Aretas III was the first to issue coins, which he began after he defeated the Seleucid army in 84 B.C. and the council of Damascus asked him to govern their city. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.

Damascus was finally lost to the Nabataeans under Malichus II (AD 40 -70 AD) son of Aretas IV. Little is known of him, but according to Josephus he sent Emperor Titus 1000 cavalry and 5000 infantry which took part in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.

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[402f] Nabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D.38 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D. Bronze AE 16, SNG ANS 1447, BMC 3-7, S 5706, Fair, Petra, 2.66g, 16.2mm, 0o. Obverse: jugate laureate busts of Rabbel II and Gamilath, Rabbel II has long hair and ornament on the top of his head; Reverse: two crossed cornucopias, Aramaic legend "Rabbel / Gamilath" in two lines between the horns. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. The first king to issue coins was Aretas II, a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.
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Rabbel II was known as "He who gives life and salvation to his people," a title perhaps earned subjugating Arab tribes. The Nabataean Kingdom ended when Trajan created Provincia Arabia in 106 A.D. Gamilath was Rabbel's sister and wife.
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[402g] Nabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D.39 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D. Bronze AE 17, BMC 3-7, S 5706, gF, Petra, 2.36g, 16.7mm, 180o. Obverse: jugate laureate busts of Rabbel II and Gamilath, Rabbel II has long hair and ornament on the top of his head; Reverse: two crossed cornucopias, Aramaic legend "Rabbel / Gamilath" in two lines between the horns. Ex FORVM.

Nabataea was first mentioned by the historian Diodorus in 312 B.C. The early Nabataeans forsook all building and agriculture because those who possess these things, in order to retain them, are easily compelled by the powerful to do their bidding. Rather than fight invaders, they would go into the desert where only they could survive. In the middle of the first century B.C., the Nabataeans established their urban civilization. The first king to issue coins was Aretas II, a contemporary of Alexander Jannaeus. In 62 B.C., Pompey conquered the area but was unable to take Petra. Nabataea was wealthy from incense trade and apparently paid tribute to keep independent rule. The Nabataeans fought with Herod and also provided forces to the Romans during the Second Jewish Revolt. In 106 A.D., Nabataea was incorporated into the Roman Provincia Arabia. One of the latest known Nabataean inscriptions, from 191 A.D., records "…This in the year 85 of the Eparchy [Roman Rule], in whi[ch] A[rabs] destroyed the land." It seems likely that raiding Arab tribes extinguished what remained of a weakened Nabataean culture. In 747 A.D. what was left of the Nabataean cities was destroyed in a major earthquake.

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