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Live auction - bgr_646596 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: c. 20 AC - AD.20
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Maurétanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait de Juba II. Patine grise avec de légers reflets bleutés au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REX IVBA.
Obverse description : Tête diadémé de Juba II à droite (O’).
Obverse translation : “Rex Iuba”, (roi Juba).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Corne d'abondance posée à gauche avec un sceptre transversal à droite ; dans le champ supérieur droit, un croissant.

Historical background

Mauretania - UNITED Mauretania - JUBA II

(25 BC - 23 AD)

Juba I was defeated at Thapsus in 46 BC, but his son, Juba II (50 AC -. 23 AD), raised by Octavia, became a friend of Augustus, who gave him the province of Mauretania 25 BC Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, was spared by Octavian in 30 BC when it was put to death Ptolemy XV (Caesarion). She married Juba II to 19 BC and died about 5 or 6 of our era. Juba II survived him about eighteen years. She is the great aunt of Caligula and mother of Ptolemy, who succeeded Juba II and his cousin Caligula was assassinated in Rome in 40 to annex the Mauretania.

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