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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.
GB39910. Bronze AE 22, Alexandropoulos 351a, Mazard 498, MŁller Afrique 198, SNG Cop -, aF, Caesarea (Cherchel, Algeria) mint, weight 6.712g, maximum diameter 22.1mm, die axis 225o
, obverse REX POLEMAEVS, diademed and draped bust right; reverse lion standing right, star above; rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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