NABATAEA, Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
9 BCE - CE 40, Petra
Obv: jugate busts of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right,
Rev: crossed cornucopia; Nabataean Aramaic letters between and below
Ref: Meshorer 112-114?
This is a common Nabataean issue but it is very special to me. It's the first Nabataean coin collected by John Anthony, one of my favorite coin friends and Nabataean enthusiast. I can't believe he parted with his first one! It is certainly a treasured addition to my collection.
John has been slowly working on a comprehensive website for Nabataean coinage, NabataeanNumismatics.com.