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Live auction - bgr_420208 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 405 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:30:35
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 20 AC - AD.20
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Maurétanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire de style fin. Joli portrait et revers de style fin. Patine grise de collection ancienne
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.


Poids léger. Sur notre exemplaire, tête seulement diadémée.

Historical background


(25 BC - 23 AD)

Juba I had been defeated at Thapsus in 46 BC but his son, Juba II (50 AC. - 23 AD), brought up by Octavia, became the friend of Augustus who gave him the province of Mauretania in 25 BC Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra VII and Marc Antoine, was spared by Octave in 30 BC when the latter had Ptolemy XV (Caesarion) put to death. She married Juba II around 19 BC and died around 5 or 6 AD. Juba II survived him by about eighteen years. She is the great aunt of Caligula and the mother of Ptolemy who succeeded Juba II and whom his cousin Caligula had assassinated in Rome in 40 to annex Mauretania.

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