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

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

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 hand.
Above: P HVPSAEVS/ AED CVR below: C HVPSAE COS / PREIVER in field to right: CAPTVM

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum