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Live auction - bgr_355655 - MAURETANIA - MAURETANIAN KINGDOM - PTOLEMAEUS Denier ou tetrobole

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:39:02
Type : Denier ou tetrobole
Date: 35-36
Mint name / Town : Césarée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, légèrement décentré. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 320 et de collection MG


Obverse legend : REX - PTOLEMAEVS.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Ptolémée à droite.
Obverse translation : (Rex Ptolemaeus).


Reverse legend : RA/ XVI.
Reverse description : Massue dans une couronne stylisée.
Reverse translation : (Règne an 16).


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Sur cet exemplaire, la tête semble seulement diadémée et nous n’avons pas de paludamentum visible à la base du cou.

Historical background

Mauretania - UNITED Mauretania - PTOLEMY

(20-40 AD)

Ptolemy the son of Juba II and Cleopatra Selene. He is the grand-son of Juba I and Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He succeeded his father in 24 AD It is also the cousin of Caligula who finally made murder in 40 AD and annex his kingdom transforming the province.

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