Denarius - Juba II Caesarea

Features

Issuer Mauretania
King Juba II (25 BC - 23 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 25 BC - 24 AD
Value 1 Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius (25BC-40AD)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.88 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194960
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References MAA# 73,
Jacques Alexandropoulos; 2008. Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique, 400 avant J.-C. - 40 après J.-C.. Presses Universitaires du Midi, Toulouse, France.
CNNM# 131
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.

Obverse

Diademed head of Juba right.

Lettering: REX IVBΛ

Reverse

Draped bust of Africa right, wearing elephant skin headdress; two spears behind, stalk of grain before.

Comments

The coin in the main image (2.88g, 18mm, 7h, Good Extremely Fine, toned):
◦ Ex-private French collection and from the Banasa / El Ksar Hoard of 1907 (IGCH 2307).
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 320. Sold for 2,100 GBP.

The Banasa Hoard, deposited in circa AD 18-17 was found in 1907 near modern day Souk-el Arbaa, 120 km northeast of Rabat, Morocco, in 1907. The hoard was previously said to be from Alkazar (El Ksar El Kebir), 70 km south of Tangier and hence is occasionally referred to as the El Ksar Hoard. The group contained approximately 4000 silver coins and one bronze. A substantial number of the coins now reside in public collections, principally in London, Paris, Berlin, Athens, New York and Algiers.

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ND (25 BC - 24 AD) 

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