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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |North Africa| > |Mauretania| > GB16387
Lix, Mauretania, c. 1st Century B.C.
Ancient Lixus is located within modern Larache, on the right bank of Loukkos River the about 3 km inland from the Atlantic ocean. Lixus was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 7th century B.C. and was later annexed by Carthage. When Carthage fell to Rome, Lixus became an imperial outpost of the Roman province Mauretania Tingitana. Among the ruins, there are Roman baths, temples, 4th-century walls, a mosaic floor, a Christian church and the intricate remains of the Capitol Hill.
GB16387. Bronze AE 29, Alexandropoulos MAA 167, Mazard 630, MŁller Afrique 234, SNG Cop 692, SGCV II 6643, F, nice light blue-green patina, little wear but soft strike, Lixus (Larache, Morocco) mint, weight 11.262g, maximum diameter 29.4mm, die axis 180o, pseudo-autonomous, c. 1st century B.C.; obverse head left (Chusor-Phtah?), with conical hat and long tassel; reverse two bunches of grapes, between which neo-Punic legend; rare; SOLD

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