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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. Augustus restored Juba 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
351 (RRR), SNG Cop
605, De Luynes
, attractive for grade, Caesarea
(Cherchell, Algeria) mint, weight
13.540g, maximum diameter
27.3mm, die axis
, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.; obverse
REX IVBA, diademed and draped bust
right, club over shoulder; reverse
BACI−ΛICCA / KΛEOΠATPA, headdress of Isis
, with stalks of grain, crescent above; very rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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