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

MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier AU/AU
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bgr_582705
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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


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

Reverse


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.

Commentary


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

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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