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bgr_371360 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II and CLEOPATRA Unité

MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - JUBA II and CLEOPATRA Unité VF
320.00 €(Approx. 348.80$ | 265.60£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 19 AC. - AD. 6
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Maurétanie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 16,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure importante mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine verte granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REX IVBA.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Juba II à droite, la massue sur l’épaule.
Obverse translation : “Rex Iuba”, (roi Juba).

Reverse


Reverse description : Couronne d’Isis surmontée d’un croissant orné d’un globule.
Reverse legend : BASIL-ISSA - //.KLEOPATRA, (Basilissa Kleopatra).
Reverse translation : (reine Cléopâtre).

Commentary


Avec ce revers, Jean Mazard avait répertorié vingt variétés différentes avec des variantes de légende et de présentation. Notre variété est recensée par J. Mazard (Mazard 335v).

Historical background


MAURETANIA - UNITED Mauretania - JUBA II AND CLEOPATRA

(19 BC - 6 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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