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CNG 103, Lot: 386. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARABIA, Eastern. Mleiha. ’b’ (’Abi’el). Late 3rd–mid 2nd centuries BC. BI Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.78 g, 8h). Imitating types of Alexander III of Macedon. Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Figure enthroned left, holding scepter in left hand, right hand extended, upon which is a forepart of a horse right; palm tree and trident to left. MacDonald, ‘Abiel’, Group D.1.6.b; Van Alfen, Die 167a (O2/R4 – this coin); Potts Class XLVII; HGC 10, 689. Good VF, toned, a few tiny deposits.

From the M. A. Armstrong Collection. Ex Vecchi 5 (5 March 1997), lot 281.