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Southern Arabia, Qataban Silver Arabian Greek-Like Coin 2-1st Cen BC Very Rare

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Seller: victoram (2,528) 100%, Location: Forest Hills, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381722031037 HTML clipboard` [6197] Southern Arabia, Qataban Unknown ruler(s). Late 2nd–1st centuries BC. Silver Hemidrachm 12mm (1.90 grams) Reference: Munro-Hay p. 73, 1.8biic, pl. 48, 35; HGC 10, 714 Bare male head right. Bearded head right; Royal Qatabanian monogram behind neck, control monograms below and before. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD - Numismatic Expert Qataban or Katabania (Arabic,مملكة قتبان) was an ancient Yemeni kingdom. Its heartland was located in the Baihan valley. Like some other Southern Arabian kingdoms it gained great wealth from the trade of frankincense and myrrh, incenses which were burned at altars. The capital of Qataban was named Timna and was located on the trade route which passed through the other kingdoms of Hadramaut, Sheba and Ma'in. The chief deity of the Qatabanians was Amm, or "Uncle" and the people called themselves the "children of Amm". It was the most prominent Yemeni kingdom in the 2nd half of the 1st millennium BCE, when its ruler held the title of the South Arabian hegemon, MKRB. Payment & Shipping: Will accept payments via PayPal.

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