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Iol-Caesarea, Mauretania, NorthAfrica, c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.
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 KingJuba 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. GB85358. Bronze 1/4 Unit, Alexandropoulos MAA 147; Falbe-Lindberg III, p. 177, 290 (uncertain mint); SNG Cop 684 var. (kerykeionobv. left), F, dark green patina, tight flan, light corrosion, weight 2.102 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 270o, Iol-Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.; obversehead of Isis left, wearing vulture crown and horned solar-disk headdress; reverse three ears of barley; extremely rare; $140.00 (Ä119.00)
Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Oea, Syrtica, Africa Proconsularis
RPC identifies this type as common but this is the first coin of Oea ever handled by Forum and we have seen very few examples of this type offered for sale.RP58057. Bronze dupondius, RPC I 832, SNG Cop 31, VF, pitting, tight flan, weight 10.111 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 90o, Oea mint, 22 - 37 A.D.; obverseTI CAESAR - AVGVSTVS, bare head of Tiberius left, eagle on left facing with open wings and palm frond in beak, laurel branch right; reverse Neo-Punic inscription: WY'T (Oea), laureate bust of Apollo, lyre right, all within a laurel wreath; scarce; SOLD
Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Utica, Zeugitana
Our specimen appears to be struck in copper prompting us naming it "as" but the heavy weight, which is usual for the series over several years probably means that these coins were valued as a dupondius.
MMIV on the reverse stands for Municipes Municipii Julii Uticensis.SH32262. Copper as (or dupondius), RPC I 738, VF, weight 12.456 g, maximum diameter 29.4 mm, die axis 0o, Zeugitana, Utica mint, 28 - 29 A.D.; obverseTI CAESARDIVI AVG FAVG IMPVIII, bare head left; reverse C VIBIO MARSO PROCOS II SEX TADIVS FAVSTVS IIV, Livia seated right, scepter in left, patera in extended right, M - M / I - V across fields; SOLD