Juba II (25 BC - 23 AD)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Calendar||Mauretania - Juba II era|
|Value||1 Denarius (1)|
|Orientation||Variable alignment ↺|
Niels Breitenstein, Willy Schwabacher; 1942. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. Danish National Museum / Volume 1. Italy, Part 1 : Etruria - Campania. Einar Munksgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.MAA# 165,
And 43 more volumes.
Jacques Alexandropoulos; 2008. Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique, 400 avant J.-C. - 40 après J.-C.. Presses Universitaires du Midi, Toulouse, France.CNNM# 232
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.
Head of Juba as youthful Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress, club over shoulder.
Lettering: REX · IVBΛ
Legend in three lines within wreath.
R · XXXXI
The coin in the main image (3.06g, 18mm, 6h, Good Extremely Fine):
◦ 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 329. Sold for 2,200 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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