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Antelopes on Ancient Coins

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.

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During Philip's reign the 1000th anniversary of Rome (248 A.D.) was celebrated, and magnificent games were held. This coin was issued as part of that celebration and the reverse undoubted depicts one of the animals displayed during the games.
RA86812. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 22 (R2), RSC IV 188, SRCV III 8959 var. (antelope left), Hunter III 48 var. (same), Choice aEF, excellent centering on a broad flan, excellent portrait, light toning, some luster, strike slightly soft/flat, some die wear, weight 4.402 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, die axis 0o, 6th officina, Rome mint, 248 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SAECVLARES AVGG (Secular games [provided by] the Emperors), antelope walking right, VI in exergue; very rare with antelope right (only two on Coin Archives and one sold for $700!; ex Beast Coins; SOLD


Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.

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During Philip's reign the 1000th anniversary of Rome (248 A.D.) was celebrated, and magnificent games were held. This coin was issued as part of that celebration and the reverse undoubted depicts one of the animals displayed during the games.
RS15330. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 21, RSC IV 189, Hunter III 48, SRCV III 8959, EF, lustrous, weight 4.154 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 248 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SAECVLARES AVGG (Secular games [provided by] the Emperors), antelope walking left, VI in exergue; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS90310. Silver denarius, Huth 308, Munro-Hay SA 2.3ai, SNG ANS -, VF, weight 2.714 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, die axis 225o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, Arabian letter 'ayin (O) below; reverse antelope head with palm fronds (reeds?) between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; ex Forum (2007); SOLD


Himyarites, South Arabia, c. 1st Century B.C.

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GS38079. Silver denarius, cf. SNG ANS 1503 ff. (no symbol on obverse below), EF, weight 2.592 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 225o, obverse diademed head left, flanked by symbols, pellet within a crescent above, symbol below; reverse bucranium with antelope horns, flanked by symbols, border of two vertical lines alternating with one pellet, pellet within a crescent above; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS20893. Silver denarius, Huth 302; Munro-Hay NC 1996, 39, VF, weight 3.015 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 270o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, horizontal line below; reverse antelope head with palm frond between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS29542. Silver denarius, Huth 307 (otherwise an unpublished variety); cf. Munro-Hay SA 2.2, SNG ANS 1503 ff., VF, coppery area, weight 2.303 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 90o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, Arabian letter Z below; reverse antelope head with palm frond (or twig?) between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD


South Arabian (Biblical Sheba?), Sabaean Black Steatite Amulet Seal, c. 1000 - 900 B.C.

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Sheba is mentioned several times in the Bible. In the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:7), Sheba is listed as a descendant of Noah's son Ham (as sons of Raamah son of Cush). In Genesis 25:3, Sheba is listed as names of sons of Jokshan, son of Abraham. Another Sheba is listed in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:28) as a son of Joktan, another descendant of Noah's son Shem.
AS31271. Sabaean amulet seal, Choice, 1.4 cm (1/2") length, intaglio Nubian Ibex, Arabian Oryx or Saudi Gazelle with crescent above, a nice artifact!; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS90299. Silver denarius, Huth 306 (otherwise an unpublished variety); cf. Munro-Hay SA 2.2, SNG ANS 1503 ff., VF, weight 2.272 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 45o, Ma mint, 2nd - 3rd century A.D.; obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, retrograde Arabian letter M below; reverse antelope head with palm frond between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS37619. Silver denarius, Huth 306 (otherwise an unpublished variety); cf. Munro-Hay SA 2.2, SNG ANS 1503 ff., gVF, weight 2.415 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 0o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above (unstruck), symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, retrograde Arabian letter M below; reverse antelope head with palm fronds (reeds?) between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD


Sabaean Kingdom, South Arabia, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.

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The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula. Some scholars suggest a link between the Sabaeans and the Biblical land of Sheba. The Sabaean Kingdom was conquered by the Himyarites in the late 3rd century.
GS37620. Silver denarius, Huth 304 (otherwise an unpublished variety); cf. Munro-Hay SA 2.2, SNG ANS 1503 ff., gVF, weight 2.586 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 0o, Ma'rib mint, obverse long-haired, diademed beardless male head left, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, symbol of Athtar right, Arabian letter t below; reverse antelope head with palm frond between long curved horns, disk-crescent of Dhat-Hamim above, symbol of Almaqah left, monogram right, border of stylized amphora; SOLD




  




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