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Live auction - bgr_480618 - NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Unité

NABATEA - NABATAEAN KINGDOM - ARETAS IV Unité AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 390 €
Maximum bid : 390 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:22:26
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: (an 5)
Mint name / Town : Pétra, Nabatée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Beaux bustes du roi et de la reine. Revers bien visible. Belle patine marron foncé et sable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION ARAMÉENNE (HRTT/ SQJ/LT).
Reverse description : Deux cornes d’abondance entrecroisées.

Commentary


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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