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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |North Africa| > GB84541
Lix, Mauretania, North Africa, c. 50 - 1 B.C.
|North| |Africa|, |Lix,| |Mauretania,| |North| |Africa,| |c.| |50| |-| |1| |B.C.|, Ancient Lixus is located within modern Larache, on the right bank of Loukkos River the about three 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.
GB84541. Bronze AE 18, Alexandropoulos MAA 168, Mazard 633, SNG Cop 694, SGCV II 6643, Fair, rough, scratches, Lixus (Larache, Morocco) mint, weight 5.653g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 50 - 1 B.C.; obverse head of Chusor-Phtah right, wearing pointed cap with long tassel; reverse bunch of grapes, neo-Punic inscription: MPM - LKS divided across field; ex RBW collection; rare; SOLD











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