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A very rare Nabatean bronze - Copying a Ptolemaic bronze! Obodas II & Hagru

 
 
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 Posted 05/16/2018  3:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Glad I quickly flipped through the references for this one!

Nabatea, Obodas II (?) And Hagru
AE Unit (Prutah?)
33-32 BC
Jugate busts of king and queen right
Eagle standing left, Nabatean around




There are a few Nabatean bronzes with eagles modeled after the Ptolemaic model, but apparently only one with a jugate portrait. I can't find much on Obodas II, except that Wikipedia mentions his existence was questioned until recently.

See another example on FORVM, it's mentioned that only a few (4-5) of these are known:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/bo...pic=91378.75

Lesson learned: Do your homework before you sell!
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 Posted 05/16/2018  6:11 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, great find.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done! Congrats on identifying such a rarity.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent pickup.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely Done Finn! Always great to get rewarded for doing your homework.

I would have thought an unidentifiable Roman provincial
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Nice work @finn!
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 Posted 05/17/2018  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With all the rest of the guys...Great little rare pick-up!

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