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bgr_307624 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier

MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II Denier XF
300.00 €(Approx. 330.00$ | 264.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 5-10
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Maurétanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait stylisé de Juba II. Revers inhabituel bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LVCV/ VGVST.
Reverse description : Autel orné d’une guirlande entre deux lauriers.
Reverse translation : “Lucus Augusti”.

Commentary


Légende coupée inhabituelle. Portrait particulier. Style indigène. Rare représentation d’un monument sur le monnayage de Juba II. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente avec la variante de légende au revers.

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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