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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 33

KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II. 25 BC-AD 24. AR Denarius (17mm, 2.57 g, 1h). Caesarea mint. Dated RY 43 (AD 18/9).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 33.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Merani Collection – Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II. 25 BC-AD 24. AR Denarius (17mm, 2.57 g, 1h). Caesarea mint. Dated RY 43 (AD 18/9). REX IVBA, head right, wearing lion skin headdress, club over shoulder / Distyle temple with lateral peribolus, blundered inscription on entablature, pediment decorated with rosette, inverted crescent at apex; RXXXXIII (date) in exergue. Spoerri-Butcher 512 (dies 43/a – this coin, illustrated); Mazard 152; MAA 175; Müller, Afrique 45; De Luynes 3993 (same dies). Deeply toned, traces of find patina, light scratches under tone on obverse. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of only three noted by Spoerri-Butcher (the other two in public collections [Paris and Vienna]), none in CoinArchives.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection. Ex Paramount (6 November 1970), lot 202; Paramount FPL (Summer 1970), no. 246; Münzen und Medaillen AG XIX (5 June 1959), lot 602; Niklovitz Collection (L. Hamburger [92], 11 June 1930), lot 542.

Juba II proved himself one of Rome’s most loyal client kings, and in AD 11 Augustus honored him with marriage to Kleopatra Selene, the daughter of Kleopatra VII and Mark Antony. The resulting son, Ptolemy, succeeded Juba II in AD 24, and was the last of the Ptolemaic line.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session One, which begins 19 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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