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Other Hellenistic Kingdoms
Kingdom of Mauretania, Juba II, 25 B.C. - 23 A.D.

|Mauretania|, |Kingdom| |of| |Mauretania,| |Juba| |II,| |25| |B.C.| |-| |23| |A.D.||drachm|
Juba's father, an ally of Pompey, was defeated by Julius Caesar and committed suicide. After Juba II was paraded in his triumph, Caesar, and later Octavian, raised him. He learned Latin and Greek and became a Roman citizen. Juba II accompanied Octavian on campaigns and fought alongside him in the battle of Actium. They became longtime friends and Augustus restored him as King of Numidia. Augustus afterward exchanged Mauretania with Juba, the son, for Numidia.
GS110644. Silver drachm, Mazard 241, Alexandropoulos MAA 95, SNG Cop 579, Mller Afrique 23 var. (no crescent), gF, holed, plugged, scrapes and scratches, weight 2.133 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 180o, Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, 16 - 17 A.D.; obverse REX IVBA, diademed head right; reverse cornucopia, flanked two dangling looped fillets, transverse scepter behind, crescent upper right; scarce; $120.00 (121.20)


Kyrene, North Africa, Ptolemy Apion, c. 101 - 96 B.C.

|Kyrenaica|, |Kyrene,| |North| |Africa,| |Ptolemy| |Apion,| |c.| |101| |-| |96| |B.C.||quarter-obol|
Ptolemy Apion was a son of Ptolemy VIII, perhaps by an Egyptian concubine. This makes him a half-brother of Ptolemy IX and X. Ptolemy Apion died in 96 B.C., without an heir, leaving his kingdom to the Roman Republic.

According to Butrey, Apion's coinage was nothing but very small change, with a peak about 1.3 grams. Buttrey notes, "the Greek coinage of Cyrenaica, of glorious tradition, ended in the lamentable small bronzes of Apion."
GB110044. Bronze quarter-obol, Buttrey Cyrene 542 - 603, VF, tight flan, dark patina, earthen deposits, weight 1.127 g, maximum diameter 11.6 mm, die axis 0o, Kyrene (near Shahhat, Libya) mint, c. 101 - 96 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I as Zeus right, wearing aegis; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, head of Libya or Isis right; ex Naville auction 65 (30 May 2021), lot 111 (part of); ex Richard Plant collection; rare; $90.00 (90.90)


Kings of Galatia, Amyntas, 37 - 25 B.C.

|Other| |Kingdoms|, |Kings| |of| |Galatia,| |Amyntas,| |37| |-| |25| |B.C.||AE| |19|
 
GB37447. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 3506, VF, green patina, weight 7.594 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, obverse draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver to left, E - C across fields (numerals 5 and 6); reverse B AMYNTOY, stag standing right; rare; SOLD







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