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Live auction - bgr_766469 - NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Unité

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 44 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:19:33
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Unité
Date: (an 5)
Mint name / Town : Pétra, Nabatée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement identifiable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bustes accolés d’Arétas IV et de la reine Shaqilath à droite.


Reverse description : Deux cornes d’abondance entrecroisées.


Le buste d’Arétas IV est placé en avant avec les cheveux longs tandis que le buste de la reine est en retrait.

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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