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Live auction - bgr_767232 - NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Quadrans

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:19:53
Type : Quadrans
Date: (an 5)
Mint name / Town : Pétra, Nabatée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Jolie représentation d’Arétas IV. Patine vert foncé et sable
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Arétas IV, vêtu militairement debout à gauche.


Reverse description : La reine Shaqilat drapée debout à gauche.


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background

Nabateans - Nabataean Kingdom - Aretas IV Philopatris

(9 BC to 40 AD)

The Nabataean kingdom experienced its greatest peak during the reign of Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD), known as the "Friend of his people." It pushes the boundaries of his kingdom. This is a monarch builder. The main monuments of Petra were built during his reign. His son and successor Malichus II (40-71 AD) leads a pro-Roman policy. During the war in Judea, he will be faithful ally of Titus, which provides a contingent of 1,000 cavalry and 500 archers After his death, his wife Shaqilat II acted as regent for her son. Rabbel is the last king (71-106) of Petra. Shortly after his death, the Romans annexed the Nabataea who became a Roman province in the reign of Trajan (97-117), under the name of Saudi.

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