|Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101||Auction date: 13 October 2022|
|Lot number: 561|
Price realized: 7,000 GBP (Approx. 7,750 USD / 7,989 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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South Arabia, Qataban. Anonymous Scyphate AV Fraction. ḤRB mint, late 2nd century BC. Small square head to right, South Arabian monogram "MR" behind / Small square head to right; oblong symbol to right, "ḤRB" (mint name in South Arabian) below. Unpublished, cf. CAF 3.28iii (AR); cf. Huth 385 (AR). 0.28g, 10mm, 9h.
Good Very Fine. Unpublished in this metal, and possibly unique.
From a private North American collection.
Martin Huth presented a survey of the known gold coins of Arabia in Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms (pp. 125-132), examining a group consisting of only thirteen extant examples, eleven of which come from South Arabia. This Anonymous Scyphate Fraction in gold is a novum to add to the diverse selection of types represented.
Estimate: 250 GBP