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Triton XV, Lot: 1306. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARABIA, Southeast. Mleiha. ’Abi’el. Late 3rd–early 2nd centuries BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.65 g, 9h). 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 (’Abi’el) in Aramaic. Cf. Van Alfen, Die 385–90 (unlisted dies); Potts Class C2; Huth 119. EF, die shift on reverse. Extremely rare, apparently the seventh drachm known for this series.