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Denarius with King Aretas of Nabataea, struck under M. Scaurus and P. Hypsaeus

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Obverse: King Aretas of Nabataea, right, kneeling beside camel, holding reins in left hand and olive branch in right hand. Above: [M] SCAVR below: AED CVR in field: EX S C Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga, to the left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Boston Athenaeum Collection; May 1, 1913: Deposited at MFA by The Boston Athenaeum

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Republican Period, about 58 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.85 gm.

Accession Number

13.635

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins