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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.SH57780. Silver drachm, Alexandropoulos 95, Mazard 241, SNG Cop 579 - 580, Müller Afrique 23 var. (no crescent), VF, weight 3.006 g, maximum diameter 17.1 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; SOLD
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Uncertain Provincial Mint
RP82862. Bronze quadrans, unpublished; Lindgren III 1654 var. (GER DAC, variety otherwise unpublished; see CNG e197, lot 100), VF, nice patina, weight 2.341 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain mint, obverse IMP TRAIANO, eagle standing facing, head left, on thunderbolt; reverse AVG DAC, cornucopia within wreath; very rare; SOLD
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Provincial Bronze Brockage
A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.ER62248. Bronze AE 21, Brockage, VF, weight 5.289 g, maximum diameter 21.0 mm, Provincial mint, obverse AYT K M AYPH − ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right, bare shoulders from behind; reverse incuse of the obverse; SOLD