Kingdom of Mauretania, Juba II with Cleopatra Selene, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.
After his father's defeat and suicide, Juba II was take to Rome and paraded in Caesar's triumph. He was then raised in Caesar's household where he and Octavian became lifelong friends. He accompanied Octavian on campaigns after Caesar's death even fighting at the battle of Actium against his future wife's parents. Cleopatra Selene was the daughter of Cleopatra VII by Marc Antony. After the battle of Actium, she was raised by Octavia, Octavian's sister. AugustusrestoredJuba II as the king of Numidia c. 28 B.C. and later arranged for him to marry Cleopatra Selene II giving her a large dowry and appointing her queen.
SH63561. Bronze AE 27, Alexandropoulos 209, Mazard 351 (RRR), SNG Cop 605, De Luynes 4013, Fair, attractive for grade, weight 13.540 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 135o, Caesarea mint, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.; obverse REX IVBA, diademed and draped bust right, club over shoulder; reverseBACI-LICCA / KLEOPATRA, headdress of Isis, with stalks of grain, crescent above; very rare; $360.00 (€277.20)
Yuezhi in Hindu-Kush, c. 70 B.C. - 10 B.C., Posthumous Imitative of Hermaios
Hermaios ruled in the Hindu-Kush region, from his capital Alexandria in Arachosia (Kandahar), c. 95 - 70 B.C. His long prosperous rule ended when the Yuezhi, from neighboring Bactria overtook most of his Greek kingdom. His coinage was widely posthumously copied in increasingly barbarized form by the new nomad rulers. The Kushans, one of the five aristocratic tribes of the Yuezhi, established an empire in the first century A.D.
AW59902. Silver tetradrachm, Senior Hermaios 31aD.1, Bopearachchi 13A, SNG ANS 1394, Mitchiner IGIS 419j, F, flan defects on obv and rev, weight 1.618 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 0o, Demetrias in Arachosia(?) mint, c. 70 B.C. - 10 B.C.; obverseBASILEWSSWTHROS ERMAIOU, diademed and draped bust right, flowing diadem ties; reverse Zeus enthroned left, wearing Scythian dress, legs together, right hand extended, scepter in left, Kharosthimonograms left and right; $80.00 (€61.60)
Kings of Cilicia, Tarkondimotos, c. 39 - 31 B.C.
Tarkondimotos was made dynast by Pompey and crowned king by Marc Antony. He died at the Battle of Actium.
GB39005. Bronze AE 22, RPC I 3871; SGCV II 5682; BMC Cilicia p. 237, 1 ff., VF, weight 7.464 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 45o, Hieropolis mint, c. 39 - 31 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, border of dots; reverseBASILEWS TARKONDIMOTOU, Zeus enthroned half left, with himation, Nike holding wreath extended in right, long scepter vertical in left, [FILANTWNIOU]in ex; $75.00 (€57.75)