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Arabia Felix – 100 AD

Himyar Quinarius

From Ancient Galleries

Obverse: Large long-haired male head facing right, line below; all within circular torque.
Reverse: Smaller bust of long-haired male facing right, line below. Himyarite script legend, mint, monogram and sceptre.

LEGEND
Obv: Large long-haired male head facing right, line below; all within circular torque. Rev: Smaller bust of long-haired male facing right, line below. Himyarite script legend , (AMDN IBYN – Amdan Bayyin) above, mint legend , (RYDN – Raidan) in exergue; tamgha-like “sceptre” symbol before; royal monogram script , (YNF ligature – Yanaf) behind head.

 

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The historical information for the above Arabia Felix silver scyphate quinarius (royal series) exhibits are currently in review. Please come back to visit this item again in the next few weeks.

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DOCUMENTATION
Value: Scyphate Quinarius (Royal Series). Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 1.59 grams. Mint: Raidan (RYDN) mint. Date: 80-100 AD.
Attribution: Mundro-Hay, Arabia Felix Type 3.2, figures 162-167 (plates V-VI); Taf. LXI 6; BMC Arabia, page 70, 5; SNG ANS 1589. Huth, Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms (ACNAC 10, 2010), 439; Hauck & Aufhäuser 19, 220 (this coin).

Legend, Documentation and Attribution

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