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Pre-Islamic Silver Coin

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Pre-Islamic Silver Coin, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. “1st century BC – 1st century AD. Tetradrachm (15 g.). Imitating Alexander the Great. Obverse: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress; “wart” on cheek . Revese: Figure seated right, left arm extended, holding scepter in right hand; on right arm, horse standing left; date-palm and cone-shaped object (obelisk?) in right field, “”Abi’el”” in Aramaic in outer right field, tri-fluked anchor behind figure.”

Dibba Al-Hisn - Sharjah

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