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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
, 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
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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