Extremely Rare ‘Abi’el Tetradrachm
ARABIA, Southeast. Mleiha. ’Abi’el.
|Triton XV, Lot: 1305. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Late 3rd–early 2nd centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.17 g, 8h). Imitating types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; clockwise around from right, reading from the outside: ’by’l br[t] bgln
(’Abi’el, daughter of Baglan) in Aramaic. Van Alfen, Die
383 (O2/R7 – this coin); Potts Class C2; Huth 118. Superb EF, toned. Extremely rare, one of only 12 tetradrachms known.
Ex Gemini I (11 January 2005), lot 256.