NABATAEA, Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat

9 BCE - CE 40, Petra

AE18

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.