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Tetradrachm

Features

Country Uncertain Arabian state
(Arabia (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 300 BC - 101 BC
Value Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Composition Silver
Weight 15.72 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress.

Reverse

Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow and resting hand on bow; zigzag “legend” behind.

Comments

Cf. Potts, Supp. 8-10 (obols).
This crude coin combines Alexandrine and Seleukid prototypes, while the legend is merely an iteration of the Σ signed Arabian tetradrachms and drachms.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 101 BC) 

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