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Iol-Caesarea, Mauretania, Late 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
Phoenicians from Carthage founded Iol as a trading station around 400 B.C. It became a part of the kingdom of Numidia under Jugurtha, c. 160 - 104 B.C. In 29 B.C., Roman emperor Augustus made the Numidian King Juba II and his wife Cleopatra Selene II (daughter of Marc Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt) king and queen of Mauretania. The capital was established at Iol, which was renamed Caesarea in honor of the emperor.
GB84547. Bronze 1/4 Unit, SNG Cop
MAA 146, Mazard
549, MŁller Afrique
288, F, tight flan
, flan crack
, corrosion, marks, Iol-Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, weight
2.638g, maximum diameter
18.1mm, die axis
, late 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; obverse head
left, Punic letters ayin over tet behind; reverse
obscure counterclockwise Punic inscription
, three grain ears; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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