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Triton XXII, Lot: 392. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARABIA, Eastern. Mleiha. Uncertain. 1st century BC – 2nd century AD. BI Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 15.14 g, 11h). Imitating Alexander III of Macedon. In the name of ’Abi’el. Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Figure enthroned left, holding scepter in left hand, right hand extended, upon which stands a small horse right; palm tree to left, upward-pointing chevron to inner left, trident-like symbol to inner right, ’b’l (in crude form of Aramaic) to right. Van Alfen, Die, NS 6.1, 130 (O1/R5); Macdonald, Abiel, Group D.1.4.1.a; Huth 132; Potts Class XLVIII, 473–4 (same dies); HGC 10, 689. VF, toned. Well centered and struck.