NewStyleKing Posted August 14, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 14, 2022 We all know of coins imitated far from their origin but seem to be required by the regions where they are found. Phillip Philadelphos tets that went into Julius Caesar's " reign"- the Aulus Gabinius type. The Thasos Dionysos type the Mariona type, Phillips and Alexanders. The old style tet of Athens. Not just the odd few here and there but massive quantities. Some communities were peculiar settling on a imitative coin type and just keeping it long after the original had bit the dust! They did alter the obverse but kept the reverse. The coin below apparently from Petra features a drachm sort of weight owl on amphora sort of reverse but with a Roman emperor obverse! The Roman looks like Octavian/Augustus and he did settle things around Petra. The thing is the Athens NewStyle was extinct by then being history c 42 BC. Why did the Arabs copy the Newstyle anyway? It was an international coin type, but not that international like the old style which the Arabs imitated. Maybe as with this coin they wanted something that would appeal to a wide audience. But who would remember an owl/amphora NewStyle extinct some 50 years ago! Coinage is peculiar! I think the style of the Roman head is more likely AD not BC! Ideas and more stuff please! ARABIA FELIX - HIMYARITESType : Denier ou drachmeDate : c. 30 AC. - 14 AD.Mint name / Town : Arabie, Pétra 17 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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