Denarius - Juba II Caesarea

Features

Country Mauretania
King Juba II (25 BC - 23 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 36 (11)
Calendar Mauretania - Juba II era
Value 1 Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius (25BC-40AD)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.03 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194969
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References CNNM# 236,
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.
MAA# 152
Jacques Alexandropoulos; 2008. Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique, 400 avant J.-C. - 40 après J.-C.. Presses Universitaires du Midi, Toulouse, France.

Obverse

Head of Juba as youthful Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.

Lettering: REX IVBA

Reverse

Juba II on horseback galloping to right, raising spear and preparing to strike a boar below to left; R XXXVI in exergue.

Lettering: R XXXVI

Comments

The coin in the main image (3.03g, 17mm, 6h, Good Very 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 326. Sold for 4,600 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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
36 (11) 

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