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Live auction - bgr_686097 - ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Quinaire

ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Quinaire MS
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:38:05
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quinaire
Date: c. 50-150
Mint name / Town : Raidan, Arabie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine à droite, les cheveux longs tombant en longues mèches sur la nuque entouré d’un torque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE HIMYARITE (‘MDN BYN = ‘AMDAM BAYYIN).
Reverse description : Petite tête masculine à droite, les cheveux longs tombant en longues mèches sur la nuque ; derrière la tête, un symbole ; devant, un monogramme.

Commentary


Flan légèrement bombé. Buste légèrement stylisé.

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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