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Live auction - bgr_353521 - NUMIDIA - KINGDOM OF NUMIDIA - MASINISSA or MICIPSA Unité

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:29:38
Type : Unité
Date: c. 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Numidie, Cirta
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un grand flan large irrégulier centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe bien venu au revers. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et barbue du roi (Masinissa ou Micipsa) à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; au-dessous, un globule.


Poids lourd. Ce type anépigraphe est frappé à partir de la fin du IIIe siècle avant J.-C. et le sera pendant près d’un siècle.

Historical background

Numidia - UNITED Numidia - MASSINISSA or Micipsa

(203-148 BC)

The Numidians were nomads. Their leader, Masinissa made its appearance in history at the time of the second Punic war. He betrays the Carthaginians and became an ally of the Romans, and Scipio. Winner in Africa after the Battle of Zama in 202 BC, he cut himself a kingdom in North Africa at the gates of Carthage. He spent the next fifty years to consolidate his kingdom and challenge Carthage, using the Romans. He died at the beginning of the Third Punic War (149-146 BC). His eldest son, succeeded him Micipsa with his two brothers and reigned for thirty years.

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