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Live auction - bgr_582705 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 589 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:26:39
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c. 20 AC. - AD. 20
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Maurétanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, épais, idéalement centré. Très beau portrait de Juba ainsi qu’un joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REX IVBA.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Juba II à droite (O’).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout de face sur un foudre, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à droite ; sur l’aile gauche, un sceptre transversal posé et un croissant renversé sous le foudre.


Le type de revers de ce denier est directement inspiré par la propagande monétaire augustéenne.

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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