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Live auction - bgr_541767 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA I Denier

MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA I Denier AU
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Starting price : 480 €
Estimate : 780 €
Price : 490 €
Maximum bid : 570 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:36:32
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c. 48-46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Utique, Afrique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste indigène de Juba Ier. Temple bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine de médaillier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : REX. IVBA..
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, barbu, drapé et cuirassé de Juba Ier à droite, le sceptre sur l’épaule.
Obverse translation : “Rex Iuba”, (Roi Juba).

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION NÉO-PUNIQUE (IOBA/ HMMLKT).
Reverse description : Temple octostyle surmonté d’un fronton triangulaire, posé sur quatre marches.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, au droit le nom du roi est normal et le temple ne présente pas de globule au centre. La chevelure du roi est d’une exceptionnelle qualité.

Historical background


Mauretania - UNITED Mauretania - JUBA I

(60-46 BC)

Juba I succeeded his father Hiempsal II in 60 BC Known for his arrogance and cruelty, he was noticed by Cicero and quickly became the enemy of Caesar. In the civil war between Pompey to Caesar, he resolved first. Beaten Thapsus in 46 BC, he fled and was killed or committed suicide. His kingdom was conquered and again became independent more than twenty years later with his son Juba II.

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