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Prutah - Aretas III

Features

Country Nabataean Kingdom
(Northern Arabia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 87 BC - 71 BC
Value Prutah
Currency Prutah
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.83 g
Diameter 14.675 mm
Thickness 3.435 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Mesh Nab# 1
Ya'akov Meshorer; 1975. Nabataean Coins. Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

Obverse

Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse

Winged Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.

Edge

Plain

Comments

One of the earliest coins issued by the Nabataean Kingdom, imitating the gold staters of Alexander III and Philip III of Macedonia. According to the sources, the issuing year may vary in the range of 110-67 BCE.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (87 BC - 71 BC)  Damascus mint

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