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Live auction - bgr_860304 - ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Quinaire

ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES Quinaire AU
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:24:58
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quinaire
Date: c. 50-150
Mint name / Town : Raidan, Arabie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, légèrement irrégulier, centré. Magnifique revers, finement détaillé et bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine à droite, les cheveux longs tombant en longues mèches sur la nuque entourée d’un torque ; derrière, la tête, un trident et un monogramme.

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.

Historical background


ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITES

(1st century BC - 1st century AD)

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

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