Half Unit


Country Sabaean Kingdom
(Southern Arabia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1-100
Value 0.5 Unit (0.5)
Composition Gold
Weight 2.56 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 221560
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References CAF# 1.12ii,
Stuart Christopher Munro-Hay; 2003. Coinage of Arabia Felix : The Pre-Islamic Coinage of the Yemen. Edizioni Ennerre, Milano, Italy.
Huth# 299
Martin Huth; 2010. Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms : Ancient Arabian Coins from the Collection of Martin Huth. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.


Head of male right, wearing laurel wreath, within dotted border.


Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; ynaf-monogram to left, curved symbol of Almaqah to right; all within fillet border with crescent and disk at top.


M. Huth, "The Gold Coins" in CCK, 4a

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