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bgr_679772 - ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Denier ou drachme

ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Denier ou drachme AU
125.00 €(Approx. 146.25$ | 107.50£)
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Type : Denier ou drachme
Date: c. 10-100
Mint name / Town : Pétra, Arabie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine à gauche entre un ruban et un étendard ; la tête est surmontée d'un croissant bouleté.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Bucrane d'antilope entre deux rubans ; le tout dans une couronne terminée par un croissant bouleté.

Historical background


ARABIA FELIX - Himyarites

(First century BC - first century AD)

The Himyarites are reported by Pliny (VI, 161). "The Happy Arabia" was not part of the Roman Empire but was very important strategically for the control of the spice route and silk to and from India and China.

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