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Kingdom of Mauretania, Ptolemy, 24 - 40 A.D.
Ptolemy was the son of King Juba II and Queen Cleopatra Selene II. His mother was the daughter of Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony. Ptolemy was educated in Rome and Roman citizen. In late 40, Caligula invited Ptolemy to Rome. After welcoming him with appropriate honors, he ordered his assassination. Mauretania became a Roman province.
GB38911. Silver denarius
, MŁller Afrique
171 - 182 (various dates, years 5 - 17), SNG Cop
-, aVF, lamination defects, Caesarea
(Cherchell, Algeria) mint, weight
1.357g, maximum diameter
14.8mm, die axis
, 24 - 40 A.D.; obverse
PTOLEMY REX, diademed and draped bust
of Ptolemy right; reverse
capricorn with cornucopia
on its back, date below (obscured by lamination defect); very rare
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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