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Ancient Arabian coin set in a silver ring with delicate 18k gold accents.
Denomination: AR Guinarius Date: 1st to 2nd Cent. AD
Description/History: 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.
Jewelry Maintenance:1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea. 2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.Workmanship is guaranteed. RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.