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Arabia Felix, Himyarites


 

Denomination:   AR Silver Guinarius                                                                                   

 

Date:  1st -2nd Century AD

 

Description:

Arabia Felix, Himyarites of Southern Arabia. Obverse: Male head facing right, within circular torque . Reverse: Small male head facing right; monogram to left; ‘scepter’ to right; mint signature in exergue.

 

Arabia Felix (lit. Happy Arabia; also Greek: Eudaimon Arabia) was the Latin name previously used by geographers to describe the southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula, including modern Yemen, a country with an extensive history. The term "Happy Arabia" is a translation of the Latin "Arabia felix." Felix means "happy, fortunate, blessed."


The Himyarite Kingdom or Himyar, anciently called Homerite Kingdom by the Greeks and the Romans, was a state in ancient Yemen dating from 110 BC taking the modern day city of Sanaa as its capital after the ancient city of Zafar. It conquered neighboring Saba (Sheba) in c.25 BC, Qataban in c.200 CE and Hadramaut c.300 CE. Its political fortunes relative to Saba changed frequently until it finally conquered the Sabaean Kingdom around 280 CE.


 

 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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