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Roman Provincial Coins from North Africa

Kingdom of Numidia, Juba II, 25 B.C. - 23 A.D.

|Numidia|, |Kingdom| |of| |Numidia,| |Juba| |II,| |25| |B.C.| |-| |23| |A.D.|, drachm
These coins are usually called denarii because their design is inspired by the Roman pieces, however their weight is one full gram lower.
RP22816. Silver drachm, Mazard 341, SGICV 5974, SNG Cop 593, near Mint State, weight 3.036 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 180o, obverse REX IVBA, diademed head right; reverse cornucopia and transverse scepter; sharply struck, toned with underlying luster, Ponterio & Associates, Inc., Sale #142, 1724; scarce; SOLD


Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Lepcis (Leptis) Magna, North Africa

|Tiberius|, |Tiberius,| |19| |August| |14| |-| |16| |March| |37| |A.D.,| |Lepcis| |(Leptis)| |Magna,| |North| |Africa|, AE 26
Lepcis (Leptis) Magna was a Phoenician settlement, then a Roman provincial trade center, and is today Al Khums, Libya. It became the third most important city in Africa after it gave birth to a Roman emperor: Septimius Severus. Today Leptis boasts some of the most impressive and well preserved Roman ruins in the world.
SH30340. Bronze AE 26, RPC I 851, aVF, weight 8.448 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, Lepcis Magna mint, obverse [LPQY] (neo-Punic ethnic), head of Dionysos right; reverse bull's hide and club; SOLD


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Cyrene, Cyrenaica

|Kyrenaica|, |Trajan,| |25| |January| |98| |-| |8| |or| |9| |August| |117| |A.D.,| |Cyrene,| |Cyrenaica|, hemidrachm
In 74 B.C., Cyrene was made a Roman province. Previously under the Ptolemies the Jewish inhabitants had enjoyed equal rights. Under, Rome they were increasingly oppressed by the now autonomous and much larger Greek population. Tensions came to a head in the insurrection of the Jews of Cyrene under Vespasian in 73 A.D. and especially during Kitos War, under Trajan, in 117. The later revolt was quelled by Marcius Turbo, but not before huge numbers of civilians had been brutally massacred by the Jewish rebels. According to Eusebius of Caesarea, the Jewish rebellion left Libya so depopulated that a few years later Hadrian had to establish new colonies there just to maintain the viability of the settlement.
RP86686. Silver hemidrachm, RPC III 3 (76 spec.); SNG Cop 203 (Caesarea); Sydenham Caesarea 178 (Caesarea), BMC Galatia p. 53, 56 (Caesarea), gVF, attractive style, toned, minor porosity, light bumps and marks, light encrustations, weight 1.618 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 195o, Kyrene (near Shahhat, Libya) mint, 100 A.D.; obverse AYT KAIς NEP TPAIAN ΣEB ΓEPM, laureate head right; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠAT Γ (Consul for the 3rd time), head of Zeus-Ammon right, bearded and horned; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group, auction 73 (13 Sep 2006), lot 762; very rare; SOLD


Kingdom of Mauretania, Ptolemy, 24 - 40 A.D.

|Mauretania|, |Kingdom| |of| |Mauretania,| |Ptolemy,| |24| |-| |40| |A.D.|, AE 22
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, Mller Afrique 198, SNG Cop -, aF, weight 6.712 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 225o, Caesarea (Cherchel, Algeria) mint, obverse REX POLEMAEVS, diademed and draped bust right; reverse lion standing right, star above; rare; SOLD


Lot of 3 Aksumite Kingdom (Aksum) Coins, c. 400 - 800 A.D.

|Aksumite| |Kingdom|, |Lot| |of| |3| |Aksumite| |Kingdom| |(Aksum)| |Coins,| |c.| |400| |-| |800| |A.D.|, Lot
Consignor identified the coins as follows (unverified by Forum):
1) Aksumite, AR dinar (Kaleb, c. 520 - 540 A.D.?), 0.53g, crowned bust right / bust right, Fine, chipped flan, rare.
2) Aksumite (Armah, early 7th century A.D.?), AE19, Fine.
3) Aksumite (Anonymous, c. 400 - 500 A.D.?), AE19, cross in wreath, Fine.
LT89284. Mixed Lot, Lot of 3 coins of the Kingdom of Aksum, c. 13.2 - 19.8 mm, no tags or flips, the lot is the actual coins in the photograph, 3 coins; SOLD


Kingdom of Mauretania, Ptolemy, 24 - 40 A.D.

|Mauretania|, |Kingdom| |of| |Mauretania,| |Ptolemy,| |24| |-| |40| |A.D.|, AE 23
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.
GB42809. Bronze AE 23, SGICV 6033, Mller Afrique 197, SNG Cop -, Fair, weight 6.669 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 255o, Caesarea (Cherchel, Algeria) mint, obverse REX PTOLEMAEVS, diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy right; reverse lion leaping right, star above; very rare; SOLD


Kingdom of Mauretania, Juba II with Cleopatra Selene, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.

|Mauretania|, |Kingdom| |of| |Mauretania,| |Juba| |II| |with| |Cleopatra| |Selene,| |25| |B.C.| |-| |24| |A.D.|, AE 28
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.
GB85847. Bronze AE 28, Alexandropoulos 209, Mazard 351 (RRR), SNG Cop 605, De Luynes 4013, Fair, scratches, weight 13.110 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 45o, Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, 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; SOLD


Sabratha, Syrtica, North Africa, c. 8 - 14 A.D., Augustus Reverse

|Roman| |Africa|, |Sabratha,| |Syrtica,| |North| |Africa,| |c.| |8| |-| |14| |A.D.,| |Augustus| |Reverse|, AE 24
Sabratha is on the Mediterranean coast about 66 km west of Tripoli, Libya. It was a Tyrian or Carthaginian settlement, the farthest of the west of the three chief cities of Syrtica, with a prosperous harbor. It became a colony in the second century A.D., perhaps under Trajan. Septimius Severus was born nearby in Leptis Magna, and Sabratha reached its peak under the Severans. The city was badly damaged by earthquakes in the 4th century, particularly the quake of 365. Within a hundred years of the Arab conquest of the Maghreb, trade had shifted to other ports and Sabratha dwindled to a village.Roman Theater of Sabratha
RP89294. Bronze AE 24, RPC I 815, Mller Afrique 57, SNG Cop 41, De Luynes 3726, Alexandropoulos 43b, F, dark near black patina, some earthen deposits, scratches, pit (flan flaw?) on reverse, weight 7.680 g, maximum diameter 24.0 mm, die axis 180o, Syrtica mint, c. 8 - 14 A.D.; obverse neo-Punic inscription behind: (SBRT'N), bust of Serapis right, neo-Punic inscription under neck: (ZYMS); reverse CAESAR (downward behind), bare head of Augustus right, lituus before; rare; SOLD


Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Cyrene, Cyrenaica

|Kyrenaica|, |Marcus| |Aurelius,| |7| |March| |161| |-| |17| |March| |180| |A.D.,| |Cyrene,| |Cyrenaica|, provincial sestertius
RPC Online, volume IV, the latest reference, identifies the mint for this type as Cyrene, a correction from Caesarea, Cappadocia.
RP85472. Bronze provincial sestertius, RPC Online IV temp 6846; Sydenham Caesarea 339 (Caesarea); BMC Galatia p. 68, 183 (Caesarea); SNG Cop 245 var. (drapery, Caesarea), aF, well centered, dark patina, scratches, earthen encrustations, weight 20.661 g, maximum diameter 29.6 mm, die axis 0o, Kyrene (near Shahhat, Libya) mint, 170 - 171 A.D.; obverse AVTOK KAIC M AYPHA - ANWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right; reverse ∆HMAPXIK - EZOYC K∆ (tribunicia potestate 24), bearded and horned head of Zeus Ammon right; very rare; SOLD


Kingdom of Numidia, Massinissa 203 - 148 B.C., or Micipsa 148 - 118 B.C.

|Numidia|, |Kingdom| |of| |Numidia,| |Massinissa| |203| |-| |148| |B.C.,| |or| |Micipsa| |148| |-| |118| |B.C.|, AE 27
Numidia was an Ancient Berber kingdom in what is now Algeria and a smaller part of Tunisia, in North Africa. It was bordered by the kingdoms of Mauretania (modern-day Morocco) to the west, the Roman province of Africa (modern-day Tunisia) to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Sahara Desert to the south. The long-lived King Masinissa ruled c. 203 -148 B.C. He was succeeded by his son Micipsa. When Micipsa died in 118, he was succeeded by his two sons Hiempsal I and Adherbal, and by his illegitimate grandson, Jugurtha. Jugurtha had Hiempsal killed, which led to war with Adherbal. Rome declared war after Jugurtha killed some Roman businessmen aiding Adherbal. Jugurtha surrendered and received a highly favorable peace treaty, which raised suspicions of bribery. The Roman commander was summoned to Rome to face corruption charges. Jugurtha was also forced to come to Rome to testify, where he was completely discredited. War broke out again and several legions were dispatched to North Africa. The war dragged out into a seemingly endless campaign. Frustrated at the apparent lack of action, Gaius Marius returned to Rome to seek election as Consul. Marius was elected, and then returned to take control of the war. He sent his Quaestor Lucius Cornelius Sulla to neighboring Mauretania to eliminate their support for Jugurtha. With the help of Bocchus I of Mauretania, Sulla captured Jugurtha. In 104 B.C., after being paraded through the streets of Rome in Marius' Triumph, Jugurtha was executed.
SL84534. Bronze AE 27, Alexandropoulos MAA 18a; Mazard III 50; Mller Afrique III p. 18, 32; SNG Cop 505 ff.; SGCV II 6597, NGC F, strike 4/5, surface 3/5 (3854272-006), weight 16.02 g, maximum diameter 27 mm, die axis 0o, Cirta (Constantine, Algeria) mint, 203 - 118 B.C.; obverse laureate head of king left, pointed beard, dot border; reverse horse galloping left, pellet below, linear border; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; SOLD




  




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