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CNG 91, Lot: 391. Estimate $500.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NABATAEA. Aretas IV, with Huldu. 9 BC-AD 40. AR Drachm (15mm, 4.24 g, 11h). Petra mint. Dated RY 17 (AD 8/9). Laureate and draped bust of Aretas right; Aramaic Semkath below chin / Veiled and draped bust of Huldu right; date in legend to left, Aretas monogram below chin. Meshorer, Nabataea –; Schmitt-Korte II –; DCA –. Near VF, toned. Extremely rare and historically important, representing the only known example in silver from Aretas’ second gap in silver coinage, from RY 17-26.