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Live auction - bgr_767246 - NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Unité

NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Unité XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:18:18
Type : Unité
Date: c. 9 AC. - 40 AD.
Mint name / Town : Pétra, Nabatée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé et sable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste d’Arétas IV à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION ARAMÉENNE.
Reverse description : Deux cornes d’abondance entrecroisées.

Historical background


NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV

(9 BC 40 AD)

The Nabataean kingdom experienced its greatest apogee during the reign of Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD), nicknamed "the Friend of his people". He pushes the boundaries of his kingdom. He is a builder monarch. The main monuments of Petra were built during his reign. His son and successor Malichos II (40 - 71 AD) leads a pro-Roman policy. During the Judean War, he will be the faithful ally of Titus, to whom he provides a contingent of 1,000 horsemen and 500 archers. After his death, his wife Shaqilat II ensures the regency for his son. Rabbel is the last king (71 - 106) of Petra. Shortly after his death, the Romans annexed Nabatene which became a Roman province under the reign of Trajan (97-117), under the name of Arabia.

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