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CNG 111, Lot: 393. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NABATAEA. Malichos I. 60-30 BC. AR Quarter Shekel – “Drachm” (15mm, 3.46 g, 12h). Petra mint. Dated RY 26 (35/4 BC). Diademed head right / MLKW MLK’ (in Nabataean = Melko the King), eagle standing left; palm frond to left; to right, Nabataean S above L Kς (date) above Nabataean Ḥ. Schmitt-Korte II 11; Hoover & Barkay 15 var. = Barkay, Silver 1 var. (rev. legend); Meshorer, Nabataea –; HGC 10, 681 var. (same); DCA 957 var. (same). VF, lightly toned, struck from worn obverse die. Excellent metal for issue. Extremely rare, possibly the second known of this variety, none in CoinArchives.