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Drachm Arabia Felix

Drachm (Arabia Felix) -  obverseDrachm (Arabia Felix) -  reverse

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Features

Country Sabaean Kingdom
(Southern Arabia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 300 BC - 200 BC
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Unit (ca. 400 – 150 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.23 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS 6# 1456 var.,
Yaʻaḳov Meshorer; 1981. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society / Part 6. Palestine-South Arabia. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States. ISBN 9780897221870.
Munro/Jen# 1.1ai
Stuart C. Munro-Hay; 1986. The Munro-Hay Collection of Aksumite Coins. Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli, Italy.

Obverse

Helmeted head of Athena right, Arabian letter "N" (value mark) on cheek.

Reverse

Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, crescent before.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Further reference: BMC Arabia pg. 45, 1 var. (no crescent).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 200 BC)  c. 3rd century BC

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