Nabataean coin references
I am unaware of any auction catalogs with good selections of Nabataean coins for sale. If you know of any, please let me know.
Books and Articles
SNG ANS part 6, Palestine-South Arabia. HC. Folio. 28 pieces. [A large but very inexpensive reference for coins of the region. No commentary.]
Huth, Martin. Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Ancient Arabian Coins from the Collection of Martin Huth.*
2010 HC. ANS series Ancient Coin in North American Collections, volume
10. [Part of a pair, this volume has no commentary but a page plate with
32 examples illustrating the Nabataean denominations selected from 63
pieces on additional plates, most with one or both sides also enlarged. The volume is expensive. I
do not yet know how much of the commentary volume covers Nabataean coinage.]
Coinage of the caravan kingdoms : Studies in ancient Arabian monetization, by Huth, Martin and Peter G. Van Alfen.
[This volume is available from the ANS, but very expensive.]
Numismatic Chronicle. A series of articles in three parts:
Part I, the silver content measured by X-ray flourescence analysis, Vol. 149 (1989), pages 33-58, 7 l. pls.ll
1990 Nabataean coinage. Part 2, new coin types and variants. by Schmitt-Korte, Karl. Vol. 150 (1990), pages 105-133, 6 l. pls.
1994 Nabataean coinage. Part 3, The Nabataean monetary system. by
Schmitt-Korte and Martin Price. Vol. 154 (1994), pages 67-131 and plates
Meshorer, Yaakov. Nabataean Coins. 1975. QEDEM monographs, #3,
Hebrew U of Jerusalem. [The classic work, hard to find, with all
types known then listed and illustrated, with multiple coins listed (not
photographed) with their weights, if known. The multiplicity gives a
crude indictation of type frequency. Modern research has added
some types to the list (see NC 1990 above) but most of his attributions
are still accepted.]
BMC Greek. Arabia
of the Greek coins of Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia (Nabataea, Arabia
Provincia, S. Arabia, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Assyria, Persia,
Alexandrine empire of the East, Persis, Elymais, Characene) 44 illustrated darkly on plates 1 and 2.
Hoover, Oliver. Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant, Fifth to First Centuries BC. HC. 2010. (volume 10)
has 15 pieces, but only through Malichos I, so it does not cover Aretas IV or later.
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