Ancient Coinage of Arabia

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4Dr_unpubArabia or Persian Gulf Region, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of barbarous style / Barbarized legend, crude Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand and resting left hand on grounded bow. TextImage
4Dr_unpub1Arabia or Persian Gulf Region, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Diademed head of king right, of barbarous style / Barbarized legend, crude Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand and resting left hand on grounded bow, X above retrograde E in left field.TextImage
ARObolNortheastern Arabia: Eagle. Mid- third century BC. AR obol. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle, part of Arabian letter in right field. TextImage
Munro_170Southern Arabia, 'Mdn Byn AR Helf Unit. First century AD. Janiform head, Sabaean letter SH on neck / Head right with spiral curls, sceptre symbol before. TextImage
Munro_352Southern Arabia, Qataban AR Unit. Second-first century BC. Male head right with hair in tight curls / Bearded head right with long hair in krobylos behind. TextImage
Potts_177Arabia, Southeast (Macai) AR Obol. 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Blank / Figure seated left, holding eagle and staff; pellet in upper field, vertical shim in left field. TextImage
Potts_253Arabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Obol. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse and staff; date-palm in left field. TextImage
Potts_281cfArabia, Southeast (Macai), Abi'el AR Drachm. Late 2nd century BC. Mleiha mint, imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Figure seated left, holding forepart of horse and staff; date-palm in left field, Aramaic legend to right, anchor monogram to outer right. TextImage
Potts_313Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC - 1st century AD. AR Obol (0.97 gm, 3h). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated left, holding horse and staff; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field, "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in right. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIV, 313-314.TextImage
Potts_377Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC-1st century AD. AR Drachm (4.02 gm, 3h). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated left, holding horse and staff; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field, "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in right. Potts, Supplement, Class XLVII, 377 (same dies).TextImage
Potts_408Arabia. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. Billon or AE tetradrachm. Crude head of Herakles right, in lion skin (also resembles Zeus-Ammon) / Zeus-Shamash seated left, holding horse and sceptre; tree to left, L, in left field, monogram in right field, legend behind scepter. TextImage
Potts_411Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. 1st century BC-1st century AD. BI Tetradrachm (4.02 g). Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III. Degraded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Figure seated right, holding horse and staff; "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic in outer left field, anchor to left, date-palm and cone-shaped object in right field. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIX, 411 (same dies).TextImage
Potts_421Southeastern Arabia: Abi'el? AR tetradrachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of abstract style with profile eye / Deity with spiky hair enthroned left, holding small horse figure and scepter, tree with fruit and trident-like symbol in left field, scattering of fine pellets in field. TextImage
Potts_451Southeastern Arabia: Abi’el? Second-first century BC. AR tetradrachm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of abstract style with frontal eye / Wreathed or perhaps helmeted deity enthroned left, holding horse and scepter, palm tree and L in left field, trident-like symbol and Aramaic(?) inscription. TextImage
Potts_IVcfNortheastern Arabia AR Tetradrachm. Third century BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Aramaic inscription, deity (Shams?) enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and sceptre in left. TextImage
Potts_UnlistedArabia, uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Diademed male head right / Figure seated right, holding patera and branch, upon which bird is perched; reversed swastika in right field. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258. TextImage
Potts_Unlisted02Arabia, uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. 2nd century BC. Degraded head of Herakles right(?) / Figure seated right, holding sceptre and bird; reversed swastika in right field, uncertain symbol or letter to left. cf. Gemini 1, lot 258 (reverse). TextImage
Potts_XLIVSoutheastern Arabia, Abi'el AR Tetradrachm. ca 250 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, of local style / Aramaic inscription Abi'el, Zeus of local style enthroned left, holding horse protome on extended right hand and sceptre in left, stylized palm tree in left field, trident-like symbol in outer right field. TextImage
Potts_XcfArabia or Persian Gulf Region, Uncertain mint, AR Tetradrachm. Third to second century BC. Diademed head of king right, of local style / Male deity of local style seated left on diphros, pouring libation from phiale held in right hand, left hand behind him holding branch on which bird perched right. TextImage
SNG Cop Sup_1239cf Arabia, Southeast (Macai). Abi'el. Late 3rd century BC. AR Obol 0.94 g. Mleiha mint. Imitating Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress, wart on cheek. / "Abi'el" in blundered Aramaic, Zeus seated left, holding staff with his left hand, right hand outstretched, upon which a horse stands right; date-palm and tri-fluked anchor in left field. Potts, Supplement, Class XLIV, 314; BMC Arabia -; cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. 1239. TextImage
obolEastern Arabia AR obol. Head of Herakles right. / Zeus seated left, holding forepart of horse, palm to left. Ref? TextImage
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