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Himyarites, South Arabia, c. 1st Century B.C.
On most examples of the type, the obverse does not have a symbol below and the symbol on the right has a single cross bar rather than a triangle at the top.
Munro-Hay notes the original reverse border was a circle of amphorae but over time this degenerated into a sequence of paired lines and oval dots.
SH29543. Silver denarius, SNG ANS 1503 ff., BMC Arabia p. 64, 1 ff. var., Munro-Hay 30 ff. var., aEF, weight 2.363g, maximum diameter 16.3mm, die axis 270o
, obverse diademed head left, symbol left, spear right, pellet within a crescent above; reverse bucranium with antelope horns, flanked by symbols, crescent above, all within circle of pellets and paired lines; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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