American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms - Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia by Martin Huth and Peter G. van Alfen (Numismatic Studies No. 25, 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-312-6
602 pages
42 plates

This volume represents the first comprehensive look at ancient Arabian coinage in toto since George Hill’s 1922 British Museum catalogue. In addition to a catalogue and updated typologies of Philistian, Nabataean, Minaen, Qatabanian, Sabaean, Himyarite, and Gerrhean coinages, among others, and die studies of the owl and Alexander imitations, this volume features essays written by numismatists, archaeologists, and epigraphists that situate the coins within their political, social, and economic contexts. As these studies demonstrate, the beginnings of coinage in Arabia followed two very distinct traditions, the first along a line running roughly from Gaza on the Mediterranean coast to the Hadhramawt on the Arabian Sea, the other in eastern Arabia, running along the Persian Gulf coast from the mouth of the Euphrates to the Oman peninsula.

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Read a review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

View the Plates and Script Tables for Michael C.A. Macdonald, "The 'Abiel' Coins of Eastern Arabia: A Study of the Aramaic Legends":
McDonald Plates - Part A (large file 13MB)
McDonald Plates - Part B (large file 12MB)

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