Coins from Arabia
Arabia is a peninsula of Western Asia situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian plate. From a geographical perspective, it is considered a subcontinent of Asia.

The most prominent feature of the peninsula is desert, but in the southwest there are mountain ranges, which receive greater rainfall than the rest of the Arabian Peninsula.

Archaeology has revealed the existence of many civilizations in pre-Islamic Arabia ), especially in South Arabia (Arabia Felix). These civilizations include Sheba, Himyarite Kingdom, Kingdom of Awsan, Kingdom of Ma'īn and Sabaean Kingdom.

To the north, Arabia Petraea was bordered on the north by Syria, on the west by Iudaea and Egypt. Arabia Petraea was made into a Roman province in 106 AD.


(1) Amdan Bayyin 50-100 AD
Obverse: Male head right, serpent torc around
Reverse: 'MDNIBYNI around, RYDN in exergue, small head right; sceptre symbol before
Ref: Munro-Hay 3.2ai; SNG ANS 1575
(2) Amdan Bayyin 100-120 AD
AR unit Raydan
Obverse: Male head right; monogram to left.
Reverse: Small head right; ‘sceptre’ to right.
Ref: SNG ANS 1602-9.
(3) Julia Domna 194-217 AD
AE unit Petra
Obverse: draped bust right; IOVΛIA_CEBACTA
Reverse: Tyche of Petra, holding baetyl and trophy, seated left on rock outcropping within distyle temple; pellet in pediment; AΔΡI_ΠETΡA_MHT
Ref: Spijkerman 40*
(4) Trajan 112 AD
Obverse: laureate bust right, draped shoulder; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIAN CEB ΓEPM ΔAK
Reverse: Arabia facing, holding branch and cinnamon sticks, camel halfleft; ∆HMAPX__EΞ IϚ YΠAT Ϛ
Ref: RIC II 142, Woytek 285b, RSC II 89,...
(5) Trajan AD 114-116
Obverse: AYTOKP KAIC [NЄP TP]AINѠ APICTѠ CЄB ΓЄPM ΔAK, laureate and cuirassed bust left, with paludamentum, seen from behind
Reverse: ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠATO ς, camel walking left
Ref: RPC III 4080; SNG ANS 1158; Sydenha...