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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 

Among the Finest Known

Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 743. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2009. 
Sold For $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NABATAEA. Malichus I. 60-30 BC. AR Drachm (3.40 g, 12h). Petra mint. Dated RY 26 (35/4 BC). Diademed head right / Eagle standing right; palm to left; LKς (date) to right. Cf. Meshorer, Nabataea 12 (didrachm); Schmitt-Korte II 11 var. (Aramaic semkath and ḥēth above and below date, respectively); Barkay, Silver 1. Good VF. Exceptional quality for type with a nearly complete legend; very rare and most likely the finest known for this type.